see also: Giant
  • IPA: /ˈdʒaɪ.ənt/
    • (dialectal, nonstandard) IPA: /ˈdʒaɪnt/

giant (plural giants)

  1. A mythical human of very great size.
  2. (mythology) Specifically, any of the gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.
  3. A very tall and large person.
  4. A tall species of a particular animal or plant.
  5. (astronomy) A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (e.g. red giant, blue giant).
  6. (computing) An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.
  7. A very large organisation.
    The retail giant is set to acquire two more struggling high-street chains.
  8. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window […].
  9. jotun

See also: Thesaurus:giant

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giant (not comparable)

  1. Very large.
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giant (plural giants)

  1. (baseball) A player for the San Francisco Giants.
  2. (American football) A player for the New York Giants.

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