What does giant mean?

Definitions for giant
ˈdʒaɪ əntgi·ant

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

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. Samuel Rodriguez:

    Several prominent pastors and faith leaders discussed race in their messages over the weekend. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, joined several Christian leaders across the nationin a statement of solidarity with African-Americans, calling for justice and reform. We come together for the purpose of confronting once again the giant of bigotry and racism with the stones of righteousness and justice, this giant of racism must come down !

  2. Neil Gemmell:

    Eels are very plentiful in the loch system - every single sampling site that we went to pretty much had eels and the sheer volume of it was a bit of a surprise, we can't exclude the possibility that there's a giant eel in Loch Ness but we don't know whether these samples we've collected are from a giant beast or just an ordinary one - so there's still this element of 'we just don't know.'.

  3. Caleb Ashling:

    Read MoreHe said some of the fish were the size of a football.I knew that they were pretty good size, just from some previous information, but even knowing that, it was a bit surprising how giant some of these fish were.

  4. Donald Trump:

    If you don't want Central America to be overrun by masses of illegal aliens and giant caravans, you'd better vote Republican, these are tough people. These are not angels. These are not little angels. These are tough people. And we're not letting them into our country. They're not coming in illegally.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Justice Scalia and I had different political orientations and probably would have disagreed on the outcome of certain cases. But there's no doubt that he was a giant on the Supreme Court, helped to shape the legal landscape, it's important, before we rush into the all the politics of this, to take stock of somebody who made enormous contributions to the United States. And we are grateful not only for his service but for his family's service.

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