What does Brobdingnagian mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Brobdingnagian:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brobdingnagian(adj)

    huge; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Brobdingnag

  2. huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian(adj)

    unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

    "huge government spending"; "huge country estates"; "huge popular demand for higher education"; "a huge wave"; "the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains"; "immense numbers of birds"; "at vast (or immense) expense"; "the vast reaches of outer space"; "the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge


  1. Brobdingnagian(Noun)

    A creature from Brobdingnag.

  2. Brobdingnagian(Noun)

    A giant.

  3. Brobdingnagian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Brobdingnag.

  4. Brobdingnagian(Adjective)

    Enormous, huge, far larger than is customary for such a thing.


  1. brobdingnagian

    Brobdingnag is a fictional land, which is occupied by giants, in Jonathan Swift's 1726 satirical novel Gulliver's Travels. The story's main character, Lemuel Gulliver, visits the land after the ship on which he is travelling is blown off course. As a result, he becomes separated from a party exploring the unknown land. In the second preface to the book, Gulliver laments that the publisher misspelled the land's name, which Gulliver asserts is actually called Brobdingrag.The adjective "Brobdingnagian" has come to describe anything of colossal size.


  1. brobdingnagian

    Brobdingnagian means extremely large; huge; gigantic. It is derived from Brobdingnag, a land of giant people in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brobdingnagian(adj)

    colossal; of extraordinary height; gigantic

  2. Brobdingnagian(noun)

    a giant

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brobdingnagian

    brob-ding-nā′ji-an, n. an inhabitant of the fabulous region of Brobdingnag in Gulliver's Travels, the people of which were of great stature—hence a gigantic person.—adj. gigantic.—adj. Brobdingnag′, immense.

Editors Contribution

  1. brobdingnagian


    A dining table that fills a room leaving no space for chairs.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brobdingnagian in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brobdingnagian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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