any creature of exceptional size
colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan(noun)
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
an unusually large enterprise
"Walton built a retail giant"
giant, hulk, heavyweight, whale(noun)
a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus(noun)
someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
giant star, giant(adj)
a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)
elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo(adj)
of great mass; huge and bulky
"a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"
A mythical human of very great size
Specifically, any of the Gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.
A very tall person.
A tall species of a particular animal or plant.
A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (eg. red giant, blue giant).
An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.
A very large organisation.
The retail giant is set to acquire two more struggling high-street chains.
A player on the team the San Francisco Giants.
A player on the team the New York Giants.
Origin: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *, , from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.
a man of extraordinari bulk and stature
a person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual
any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power
like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son
Origin: [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.]
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'giant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4770
Rank popularity for the word 'giant' in Nouns Frequency: #2150
Rank popularity for the word 'giant' in Adjectives Frequency: #655
The numerical value of giant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of giant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- gegantCatalan, Valencian
- obří, gigant, obr, obrovskýCzech
- Riesin, Riese, Gigant, Gigantin, riesig, gigantischGerman
- giganto, altulo, gigantaEsperanto
- gigantesco, giganteSpanish
- hiiglane, gigantEstonian
- gigantti, jättiläinen, jättiläistähti, jättiläismäinen, jätti, jättiläis-Finnish
- famhairScottish Gaelic
- נפיל, ענקHebrew
- հսկա, վիթխարի, աժդահաArmenian
- giganto, gigantaIdo
- gigante, colossoItalian
- გოლიათი, ბუმბერაზიGeorgian
- gigants, milzīgs, milzis, gigantisks, milze, milzene, milzenisLatvian
- reus, reuzen-, reusachtigDutch
- olbrzym, gigantPolish
- gigante, gigantescoPortuguese
- uriaș, gigantRomanian
- гигант, великан, гигантский, огромный, верзилаRussian
- оријаш, див, горостас, div, gorostas, orijašSerbo-Croatian
- orjak, velikan, velikanski, orjaški, gromozanski, ogromenSlovene
- seqhobaneSouthern Sotho
- jätte, enorm, jättestor, jättelikSwedish
- jitu, njembaSwahili
- gianagretik, higianan, jigianan, giananVolapük
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