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Definitions for gargantuan
gɑrˈgæn tʃu əngar·gan·tu·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumboadjective

    of great mass; huge and bulky

    "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"


  1. gargantuanadjective

    Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.

  2. gargantuanadjective

    Huge; immense; tremendous.

  3. gargantuanadjective

    Of a tremendous size, volume, degree, etc.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gargantuanadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Gargantuan

    Anything out of all reasonable limits. We speak of a “Gargantuan Feast,” a “Gargantuan Thirst,” to express a capacity for enormous consumption. The word is derived from Gargantua, the hero of Rabelais’s famous satire of this title.

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  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

Examples of gargantuan in a Sentence

  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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