Origin of giant
Related Words for gianthuge, enormous, hulking, colossal, big, monstrous, humongous, immense, mammoth, vast, jumbo, gigantic, gargantuan, titan, behemoth, gross, blimp, mountain, whopper, ogre
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Contemporary Examples of giant
Yeah, the “Giant man-puppy” that is Gronkowski won't hold a sexual candle to the blue-eyed dreamboat.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits
January 7, 2015
I knew there would be good times and bad, sickness and health, broken dishwashers and giant cockroaches in the bathroom.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
No alarms were triggered as she strolled out of the Giant supermarket in Limerick, Pennsylvania, and nobody thought otherwise.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks
December 19, 2014
The forests were lush and filled with life, from giant snakes to monkeys.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
Lakes on Titan are full of methane, and the chemical is a major component of the giant planets Jupiter, Neptune, and so forth.Methane on Mars: Life or Just Gas?
Matthew R. Francis
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of giant
What courage was requisite to grapple with this giant difficulty!
"We will see about that, one of these days," answered the giant.
"I described the giant as he appeared to me," replied the student, rather piqued.
She sang of Freya's apples, and of the strength and youth of the giant family.Opera Stories from Wagner
A sombre rage possessed them, and gave to their hearts a giant's daring.In the Valley
Word Origin for giant
c.1300, from Old French geant, earlier jaiant (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *gagantem (nominative gagas), from Latin gigas "giant," from Greek gigas (genitive gigantos), one of a race of savage beings, sons of Gaia and Uranus, eventually destroyed by the gods, probably from a pre-Greek language. Replaced Old English ent, eoten, also gigant. The Greek word was used in Septuagint to refer to men of great size and strength, hence the expanded use in modern languages. Of very tall persons from 1550s; of persons who have any quality in extraordinary degree, from 1530s.
In þat tyme wer here non hauntes Of no men bot of geauntes. [Wace's Chronicle, c.1330]