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English adjective: giant

1. giant of great mass; huge and bulky


SamplesA jumbo jet.
Jumbo shrimp.


Synonymselephantine, gargantuan, jumbo


Similarbig, large


Antonymslittle, small


English noun: giant

1. giant (animal) any creature of exceptional size


Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

2. giant (person) a person of exceptional importance and reputation


Synonymsbehemoth, colossus, heavyweight, titan


Broader (hypernym)important person, influential person, personage

3. giant (group) an unusually large enterprise


SamplesWalton built a retail giant.


Broader (hypernym)enterprise

4. giant (person) a very large person; impressive in size or qualities


Synonymsheavyweight, hulk, whale


Broader (hypernym)large person

5. giant (person) someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful


Synonymsbehemoth, colossus, goliath, monster


Broader (hypernym)anomaly, unusual person

6. giant (person) an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales


Broader (hypernym)imaginary being, imaginary creature


Narrower (hyponym)Argus, Cyclops, giantess, Jotun, Jotunn, Mimir, ogre

7. giant (object) a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)


Synonymsgiant star


Broader (hypernym)star


Instance hyponymArcturus, Capella









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