Definition of Giant

1. Noun. Any creature of exceptional size.

Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Derivative terms: Gigantic

2. Adjective. Of great mass; huge and bulky. "Jumbo shrimp"
Exact synonyms: Elephantine, Gargantuan, Jumbo
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Gargantua

3. Noun. A person of exceptional importance and reputation.
Exact synonyms: Behemoth, Colossus, Heavyweight, Titan
Generic synonyms: Important Person, Influential Person, Personage
Derivative terms: Titanic

4. Noun. An unusually large enterprise. "Walton built a retail giant"
Generic synonyms: Enterprise
Derivative terms: Gigantic

5. Noun. A very large person; impressive in size or qualities.
Exact synonyms: Heavyweight, Hulk, Whale
Generic synonyms: Large Person
Derivative terms: Gigantic, Hulk, Hulky

6. Noun. Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful.
Exact synonyms: Behemoth, Colossus, Goliath, Monster
Generic synonyms: Anomaly, Unusual Person
Derivative terms: Colossal, Gigantic, Monstrous

7. Noun. An imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales.
Generic synonyms: Imaginary Being, Imaginary Creature
Specialized synonyms: Argus, Cyclops, Giantess, Ogre, Jotun, Jotunn, Mimir
Derivative terms: Gigantic

8. Noun. A very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun).
Exact synonyms: Giant Star
Specialized synonyms: Arcturus, Capella
Generic synonyms: Star

Definition of Giant

1. n. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.

2. a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.

Definition of Giant

1. Noun. (baseball) A player on the team the San Francisco Giants. ¹

2. Noun. (American football) A player on the team the New York Giants. ¹

3. Noun. A mythical human of very great size ¹

4. Noun. (mythology) Specifically, any of the Gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology. ¹

5. Noun. A very tall person. ¹

6. Noun. A tall species of a particular animal or plant. ¹

7. Noun. (astronomy) A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (eg. red giant, blue giant). ¹

8. Noun. (computing) An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes. ¹

9. Noun. A very large organisation. ¹

10. Adjective. very large ¹

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Definition of Giant

1. a person or thing of great size [n -S]

Medical Definition of Giant

1. 1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature. "Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise." 2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual. 3. Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power. Giant's Causeway, a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland. Origin: OE. Giant, geant, geaunt, OF. Jaiant, geant, F. Geant, L. Gigas, fr. Gr, from the root of E. Gender, genesis. See Gender, and cf. Gigantic. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son. Giant cell. 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, one of several species of very large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant

giant (current term)
giant anteater
giant anteaters
giant armadillo
giant armadillos
giant axon
giant axonal neuropathy
giant bamboo
giant cane
giant cell
giant cell aortitis
giant cell arteritis

Literary usage of Giant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"If the giant fibers triggered the major flexor motor neuron discharge, ... The synapse between giant fibers and the largest flexor motor neuron is of the ..."

2. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"giant Energy and Fairy Skill. Lindsay. Mother stories. giant Golden-Beard. See giant with the golden hair. giant in fragments. Fairy stories retold from the ..."

3. The Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, Plots and Stories: With Two by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1880)
"Thie wax the giant who swallowed five pilgrims, with their staves, in a salad. ... GODMER, son of Albion, a British giant slain by Canu'tus one of the ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1898)
"While Rokitansky,* Virchow and others had observed, and in part described, the giant cell, it remained for Langhans, in 18C8, to first give » Ml and ..."

5. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"The giant cells have been supposed by some, notably by Foa and Salvioli (i), to have a direct connection with the production of new red corpuscles ; so that ..."

6. Report by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Botanical Dept (1908)
"Seed was saved of the giant-fruited type only that its.progeny may be studied, ... The "giant," as the name implies, is a variety that produces large plants ..."

7. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1917)
"So, after he ate his supper, the giant sent for his golden hen that lay the golden ... And while the giant was playing with the egg that the hen had laid, ..."

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