gi·​gan·​tic | \ jī-ˈgan-tik How to pronounce gigantic (audio) , jə- \

Definition of gigantic

: exceeding the usual or expected (as in size, force, or prominence)

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gigantically \ jī-​ˈgan-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce gigantic (audio) , jə-​ \ adverb

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enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness. an enormous expense an immense shopping mall huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount. incurred a huge debt vast usually suggests immensity of extent. the vast Russian steppes gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind. a gigantic sports stadium colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions. a colossal statue of Lincoln mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk. a mammoth boulder

Examples of gigantic in a Sentence

a raccoon got into the trash and now there's a gigantic mess in our backyard
Recent Examples on the Web That opened up a gigantic opportunity for Jones to work as the Patriots' starting quarterback for three practices, including Wednesday’s joint session with the New York Giants. Mark Daniels, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2021 Raising the ceiling in the master bedroom makes the room look gigantic and spacious. Sarah Wolf Halverson And Jenni Yolo, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Oct. 2021 Of course, America can't deny it is a gigantic and powerful nation — virtually any action the U.S. takes creates huge knock-on effects all across the planet — and that can't help but come with some responsibility. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 25 Aug. 2021 Therein lies the gigantic difference between Toretto of today and Toretto of the past. Chris Lee, Vulture, 16 June 2021 From a security perspective, that has already introduced a gigantic hole because there has never been any form of paper — currency-driven or otherwise — that could not be forged. Lucia Milică, Forbes, 21 May 2021 The apparent black holes reside in what’s known as a quasar—a galaxy that is unleashing a torrent of light as mass gets gobbled by the gigantic black hole at its center. Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, 22 May 2015 There are no big, gigantic or crazy things happening at the end of the first episode. Kelsie Gibson,, 15 Dec. 2021 So these two gigantic vendors should also bear the responsibility to categorize apps correctly. Erica Johnson, STAT, 10 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of gigantic

1630, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gigantic

Greek gigantikos, from gigant-, gigas giant

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The first known use of gigantic was in 1630

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“Gigantic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of gigantic

: extremely large


gi·​gan·​tic | \ jī-ˈgan-tik How to pronounce gigantic (audio) \

Kids Definition of gigantic

: extremely large or great (as in size, weight, or strength) Gigantic waves crashed on the beach.

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