Complete Definition of "giant"

see|Giant
English

Etymology
Via Middle English from Old French, ultimately from Latin gigas; compare French géant

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪ�nt|-aɪ�nt

:Hyphenation: gi·ant

Noun
en-noun

  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 person.
  4. astronomy A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (eg. red giant, blue giant).
  5. computing An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.

Translations
trans-top|mythical human
Croatian: div m
Czech: obr m
Dutch: reus m
Faroese: risi m
Finnish: jättiläinen
French: géant m
German: Riese m
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Hebrew: נפ�� m
Hungarian: óriás
Italian: gigante m, colosso m
Japanese: 巨人 (����, kyojin)
Serbian: div, orijaš
Slovene: velikan m, orjak m
Spanish: gigante
Swedish: jätte c
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trans-top|Greek mythological creature
Finnish: gigantti
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trans-top|very tall person
Czech: obr m
Faroese: risi m
Finnish: jättiläinen
Hebrew: ענק m
Italian: colosso m
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Japanese: 巨人
Serbian: div, gorostas
Slovene: velikan m, orjak m
Swedish: jätte c
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trans-top|luminous star
Czech: obr m
Finnish: jättiläinen, jättiläistähti
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Adjective
giant (no compar or superl)

  1. Very large.

Synonyms
colossal
enormous
gigantic
immense
prodigious
vast

Translations
trans-top|giant
Czech: ob�í, obrovský
Dutch: reusachtig, reuzen- (in compounds)
German: riesig
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Slovene: ogromen m, orjaški m, gromozanski m, velikanski m, ogromna f, orjaška f, gromozanska f, velikanska f, ogromno n, orjaško n, gromozansko n, velikansko n
Swedish: jättelik, enorm, jättestor (esp. used by children)
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Derived terms
giantess
giantism

Category:Greek derivations

el:giant
fa:giant
fr:giant
io:giant
id:giant
it:giant
hu:giant
pl:giant
ru:giant
simple:giant
fi:giant
ta:giant
te:giant
vi:giant
zh:giant

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