noun \ˈjī-ənt\

: a legendary creature usually thought of as being an extremely large and powerful person

: a person or thing that is very large, powerful, or successful

Full Definition of GIANT

:  a legendary humanlike being of great stature and strength
a :  a living being of great size
b :  a person of extraordinary powers
:  something unusually large or powerful
gi·ant·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of GIANT

  1. the land of the giants
  2. <the Great Pyramids of Egypt are giants among the world's architectural wonders>

Origin of GIANT

Middle English giaunt, from Anglo-French geant, from Latin gigant-, gigas, from Greek
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GIANT



: very large : much larger or more powerful than normal

Full Definition of GIANT

:  having extremely large size, proportion, or power

Examples of GIANT

  1. a giant-size box of detergent
  2. <the giant sycamore tree that dwarfs our house is almost 250 years old>

First Known Use of GIANT

15th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: giant anteater
Previous Word in the Dictionary: giallolino
All Words Near: giant

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up giant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).