What does Giant mean?

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ˈdʒaɪ əntGi·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. giantnoun

    any creature of exceptional size

  2. colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titannoun

    a person of exceptional importance and reputation

  3. giantnoun

    an unusually large enterprise

    "Walton built a retail giant"

  4. giant, hulk, heavyweight, whalenoun

    a very large person; impressive in size or qualities

  5. giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossusnoun

    someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

  6. giantnoun

    an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales

  7. giant star, giantadjective

    a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)

  8. elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumboadjective

    of great mass; huge and bulky

    "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"

Wiktionary

  1. giantnoun

    A mythical human of very great size

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  2. giantnoun

    Specifically, any of the Gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  3. giantnoun

    A very tall person.

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  4. giantnoun

    A tall species of a particular animal or plant.

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  5. giantnoun

    A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (eg. red giant, blue giant).

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  6. giantnoun

    An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  7. giantnoun

    A very large organisation.

    The retail giant is set to acquire two more struggling high-street chains.

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  8. giantadjective

    Very large.

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  9. Giantnoun

    A player on the team the San Francisco Giants.

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

  10. Giantnoun

    A player on the team the New York Giants.

    Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Giantnoun

    a man of extraordinari bulk and stature

    Etymology: [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant, F. gant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. , , from the root of E. gender, genesis. See Gender, and cf. Gigantic.]

  2. Giantnoun

    a person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual

    Etymology: [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant, F. gant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. , , from the root of E. gender, genesis. See Gender, and cf. Gigantic.]

  3. Giantnoun

    any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power

    Etymology: [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant, F. gant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. , , from the root of E. gender, genesis. See Gender, and cf. Gigantic.]

  4. Giantadjective

    like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son

    Etymology: [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant, F. gant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. , , from the root of E. gender, genesis. See Gender, and cf. Gigantic.]

Freebase

  1. Giant

    The mythology and legends of many different cultures include monsters of human appearance but prodigious size and strength. "Giant" is the English word commonly used for such beings, derived from one of the most famed examples: the gigantes of Greek mythology. In various Indo-European mythologies, gigantic peoples are featured as primeval creatures associated with chaos and the wild nature, and they are frequently in conflict with the gods, be they Olympian, Nartian, Hindu or Norse. There are also accounts of giants in the Old Testament, most famously Goliath. Attributed to them are extraordinary strength and physical proportions. Fairy tales such as Jack the Giant Killer have formed our modern perception of giants as stupid and violent monsters, sometimes said to eat humans, especially children. The ogre in Jack and the Beanstalk is often described as a giant. However, in some more recent portrayals, like those of Roald Dahl, some giants are both intelligent and friendly, as in Gulliver's Travels.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Giant

    jī′ant, n. an individual whose stature and bulk exceed those of his species or race generally: a person of extraordinary powers:—fem. Gī′antess.adj. gigantic.—ns. Gī′antism, Gī′antship, the quality or character of a giant.—adj. Gī′antly, giant-like.—n. Gī′ant-pow′der, a kind of dynamite.—adj. Gī′ant-rude (Shak.), enormously rude or uncivil.—n. Gī′antry, giants collectively. [O. Fr. geant (Fr. géant)—L.,—Gr. gigas, gigantos.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Giant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4770

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Giant' in Nouns Frequency: #2150

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Giant' in Adjectives Frequency: #655

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Giant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Giant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Giant in a Sentence

  1. Allen Ginsberg:

    No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.

  2. Antonie Fountain:

    You create a huge giant as far as cocoa consumption is concerned.

  3. Michael Wood:

    Kevin McCarthy has been a giant disappointment. Kevin McCarthy was elected leader for a reason and Kevin McCarthy hasn't acted like a leader at all over the past few months.

  4. Gary Marbut:

    Dang, I didn’t know I was so powerful that a giant corporation would feel ‘threatened’ just because I might attend a public hearing, and might even use my First Amendment right to speak.

  5. Jodie Rummer:

    I witnessed a sight underwater that no marine biologist, and no person with a love and appreciation for the natural world for that matter, wants to see, the bleaching now is not just restricted to the hard corals. There’s also extensive bleaching in the soft corals, and it is also affecting anemones and giant clams.

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