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Meaning of GIANT

Pronunciation:  'jIunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any creature of exceptional size
  2. [n]  an unusually large enterprise; "Walton built a retail giant"
  3. [n]  a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)
  4. [n]  an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fair tales
  5. [n]  a person of exceptional importance and reputation
  6. [n]  someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
  7. [n]  a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
  8. [adj]  of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"

GIANT is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: behemoth, big, colossus, elephantine, gargantuan, giant star, goliath, heavyweight, hulk, jumbo, large, monster, titan, whale
 See Also: animal, animate being, anomaly, Arcturus, Argus, beast, brute, Capella, creature, Cyclops, enterprise, fauna, giantess, imaginary being, imaginary creature, important person, influential person, Jotun, Jotunn, large person, Mimir, ogre, personage, star, unusual person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gi"ant\, n. [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant,
    F. g['e]ant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. ?, ?, from the root of E.
    gender, genesis. See {Gender}, and cf. {Gigantic}.]
    1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
             Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise. --Milton.
    2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or
    3. Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or
    {Giant's Causeway}, a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in
       the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland.
  2. \Gi"ant\, a.
    Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as,
    giant brothers; a giant son.
    {Giant cell}. (Anat.) See {Myeloplax}.
    {Giant clam} (Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus
       {Tridacna}, esp. {T. gigas}, which sometimes weighs 500
       pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to
       contain holy water.
    {Giant heron} (Zo["o]l.), a very large African heron
       ({Ardeomega goliath}). It is the largest heron known.
    {Giant kettle}, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found
       in Norway in connection with glaciers. See {Pothole}.
    {Giant powder}. See {Nitroglycerin}.
    {Giant puffball} (Bot.), a fungus ({Lycoperdon giganteum}),
       edible when young, and when dried used for stanching
    {Giant salamander} (Zo["o]l.), a very large aquatic
       salamander ({Megalobatrachus maximus}), found in Japan. It
       is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
    {Giant squid} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of very
       large squids, belonging to {Architeuthis} and allied
       genera. Some are over forty feet long.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a giant in your dream means of a great struggle between you and your opponents. This may prove to be a major and overwhelming obstacle for you to overcome. Alternatively, a giant may be symbolic of an issue or feeling that is dominating you. Dreaming that you turn into a giant indicates feelings of inferiority.
Thesaurus Terms
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