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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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