What does gargantuan mean?

Definitions for gargantuangɑrˈgæn tʃu ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gargantuan.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo(adj)

    of great mass; huge and bulky

    "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"


  1. gargantuan(Adjective)

    Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.

  2. gargantuan(Adjective)

    Huge; immense; tremendous.

  3. gargantuan(Adjective)

    Of a tremendous size, volume, degree, etc.

  4. Origin: From Gargantua, a giant with a very large appetite in Rabelais's The Inestimable Life of Gargantua. From Garagantesi, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gargantuan(adj)

    characteristic of Gargantua, a gigantic, wonderful personage; enormous; prodigious; inordinate

  2. Origin: [From Gargantua, an allegorical hero of Rabelais.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gargantuan

    gär-gan′tū-an, adj. like Gargantua—i.e. enormous, prodigious.—ns. Gargan′tuism; Gargan′tuist. [From Gargantua, the hero of Rabelais, described as a giant of vast appetite.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gargantuan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gargantuan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Moores:

    This gargantuan size is predicted by the same theory that explains the formation of these features on Earth, in fact, we were able to match the size and separation, the direction of the ridges, as well as their age : three pieces of evidence that support our identification of these ridges as penitentes.

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