Giant Definition

jīənt
giants
noun
giants
Any imaginary being of human form but of superhuman size and strength.
Webster's New World
Any of a race of huge beings of human form who war with the gods.
Webster's New World
A person or thing of great size, intellect, etc.
Webster's New World
A person or thing of extraordinary power, significance, or importance.
A giant in the field of physics; automotive industry giants.
American Heritage
A being in folklore or myth similar to one of these beings.
American Heritage
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adjective
Like a giant; of great size, strength, etc.
Webster's New World

Very large.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Giant

Noun

Singular:
giant
Plural:
giants

Origin of Giant

  • From Ancient Greek γίγας (gigas, “giant”), Middle English geant, from Old French geant, gaiant (Modern French géant) from Vulgar Latin *gagās, gagant-, from Latin gigās, gigant-. Cognate to giga- (“1,000,000,000”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French geant, jaiant from Vulgar Latin gagās gagant- from Latin gigās from Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Replaced native Middle English eten, ettin (from Old English ēoten), Middle English eont (from Old English ent).

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare Modern English ent (“giant tree”) and Old English þyrs (“giant, monster, demon”).

    From Wiktionary

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