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giant

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noun gi·ant \ˈjī-ənt\

Definition of giant

  1. 1 :  a legendary humanlike being of great stature and strength

  2. 2 a :  a living being of great size b :  a person of extraordinary powers

  3. 3 :  something unusually large or powerful

giantlike

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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>

Origin and Etymology of giant

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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giant

adjective gi·ant

Definition of giant

  1. :  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>

15th Century

First Known Use of giant

15th century



GIANT Defined for English Language Learners

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giant

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noun gi·ant \ˈjī-ənt\

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


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giant

adjective gi·ant

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. 1 :  an imaginary person of great size and strength

  2. 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

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adjective gi·ant

Definition of giant for Students

  1. :  much larger than ordinary :  huge



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