- Giant is defined as of great size, strength or mind.
An example of something giant is an ice cream sundae with 10 scoops of ice cream and six toppings.
- The definition of a giant is a huge human being who fought with the gods in Greek mythology, or any great-sized or great-minded person.
An example of a giant is Goliath in the story of "David and Goliath."
giant definition by Webster's New World
- Gr. Myth. any of a race of huge beings of human form who war with the gods
- any imaginary being of human form but of superhuman size and strength
- a person or thing of great size, intellect, etc.
Origin: Middle English geant ; from Norman French gaiant (OFr jaiant) ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form gagante ; from Classical Latin gigas (pl. gigantes), huge fabled beings (in Vulgate , giant) ; from Classical Greek gigas (gen. gigantos), in Septuagint a man of great size and strength
giant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A person or thing of great size.b. A person or thing of extraordinary power, significance, or importance: a giant in the field of physics; automotive industry giants.
- a. Greek Mythology One of a race of humanlike beings of enormous strength and stature who were destroyed in battle with the Olympians.b. A being in folklore or myth similar to one of these beings.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French geant, jaiant, from Vulgar Latin *gagās, *gagant-, from Latin gigās, from Greek.