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giant

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noun gi·ant \ ˈjī-ənt \

Definition of giant

1 :a legendary humanlike being of great stature and strength
2 a :a living being of great size
b :a person of extraordinary powers
3 :something unusually large or powerful

giantlike

play \ˈjī-ənt-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of giant in a Sentence

  1. the land of the giants

  2. the Great Pyramids of Egypt are giants among the world's architectural wonders

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Origin and Etymology of giant

Middle English giaunt, from Anglo-French geant, from Latin gigant-, gigas, from Greek


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giant

adjective

Definition of giant

:having extremely large size, proportion, or power

Examples of giant in a Sentence

  1. a giant-size box of detergent

  2. the giant sycamore tree that dwarfs our house is almost 250 years old

Recent Examples of giant from the Web

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First Known Use of giant

15th century



GIANT Defined for English Language Learners

giant

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Definition of giant for English Language Learners

  • : 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


giant

adjective

Definition of giant for English Language Learners

  • : very large : much larger or more powerful than normal


GIANT Defined for Kids

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giant

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noun gi·ant \ ˈjī-ənt \

Definition of giant for Students

1 :an imaginary person of great size and strength
2 :a person or thing that is very large, successful, or powerful
  • He grew up to be a giant of a man.

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giant

adjective

Definition of giant for Students

:much larger than ordinary :huge


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