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Definition of "giant" []

  • A person or thing of great size. (noun)
  • A person or thing of extraordinary power, significance, or importance: a giant in the field of physics; automotive industry giants. (noun)
  • Greek Mythology One of a race of humanlike beings of enormous strength and stature who were destroyed in battle with the Olympians. (noun)
  • A being in folklore or myth similar to one of these beings. (noun)
  • Marked by exceptionally great size, magnitude, or power: a giant wave; a giant impact. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "giant" in a sentence
  • "As Brazil prepares to elect a successor to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Oct. 31, the Latin American giant is widely considered an economic success story among emerging markets."
  • "Well who now doesn't remember the phrase "giant sucking sound"?"
  • ""I hate to disappoint the world," he continued, "but the term giant doesn't really fit.""