An example of something giant is an ice cream sundae with 10 scoops of ice cream and six toppings.
An example of a giant is Goliath in the story of "David and Goliath."
A giant wave; a giant impact.
The retail giant is set to acquire two more struggling high-street chains.
Origin of giant
- 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
- 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”).
- Replaced native Middle English eten, ettin (from Old English ēoten), Middle English eont (from Old English ent).
- Compare Modern English ent (“giant tree”) and Old English þyrs (“giant, monster, demon”).