Definitions for giant
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word giant.
any creature of exceptional size
colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titannoun
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
an unusually large enterprise
"Walton built a retail giant"
giant, hulk, heavyweight, whalenoun
a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossusnoun
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, giantadjective
a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)
elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumboadjective
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.
Etymology: From γίγας, geant, from geant, gaiant (Modern géant) from *,, from gigas, gigant-. Cognate to giga-.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A man of size above the ordinary rate of men; a man unnaturally large. It is observable, that the idea of a giant is always associated with pride, brutality, and wickedness.
Etymology: geant, French; gigas, Latin.
Now does he feel his axle
Hang loose about him, like a giant ’s robe
Upon a dwarfish thief. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Gates of monarchs
Are arch’d so high that giants may jet through,
And keep their impious turbands on, without
Good-morrow to the sun. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
Woman’s gentle brain
Could not drop forth such giant rude invention;
Such Ethiop words. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
Fierce faces threat’ning wars,
Giants of mighty bone, and bold emprise! John Milton, Pa. Lost.
Those giants, those mighty men, and men of renown, far exceeded the proportion, nature, and strength of those giants remembered by Moses of his own time. Walter Raleigh, History.
The giant brothers, in their camp, have found
I was not forc’d with ease to quit my ground. John Dryden, Æn.
By weary steps and slow
The groping giant with a trunk of pine
Explor’d his way. Addison.
Neptune, by pray’r repentant, rarely won,
Afflicts the chief t’ avenge his giant son,
Great Polypheme, of more than mortal might. Alexander Pope.
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
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.]
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
This evidence confirms that planets orbiting at a large enough distance can continue to exist after their star's death, given that this system is an analog to our own solar system, it suggests that Jupiter and Saturn might survive the Sun's red giant phase, when it runs out of nuclear fuel and self-destructs.
As we know firsthand, Amazon's business model too often neglects the well-being of the workers who make the e-commerce giant so incredibly successful.
Miller Coors respects confidential information and takes any contrary allegations seriously, but if the ingredients are a secret, why did they spend tens of millions of dollars telling the entire world what's in Bud Light ? and why are the ingredients printed on Bud Light's packaging in giant letters ?
Conservation plans must now be updated to recognize the existence of multiple giant salamander species, and movement of these animals should be prohibited to reduce the risk of disease transfer, competition and genetic hybridization.
In The Lord of the Rings, the bad guy is represented by a giant eye—The Eye of Sauron—and the eye has a beam that sweeps across the land and the characters have to get down to avoid being seen by it.
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- gegantCatalan, Valencian
- obří, gigant, obr, obrovskýCzech
- kæmpe storDanish
- 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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