Origin of giant
Related Words for giantstitan, behemoth, mountain, whopper, ogre, colossus, hulk, bulk, mammoth, elephant, whale, Goliath, cetacean, monster, leviathan, Hercules, cyclops, jumbo
Examples from the Web for giants
Contemporary Examples of giants
Once giants walked this earth, and some of them were Democrats.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
December 21, 2014
Rob Marshall lets a sigh of relief erupt so loud it could be heard by giants in the sky.Rob Marshall Defends ‘Into the Woods’
December 9, 2014
Scans of many of these have been amassed by Vieira on his Facebook page, Stone Builders, Mound Builders and the Giants of Ancient.
Giants are the cornerstone of the myths, legends, and traditions of almost every culture on Earth.
They pointed to a common claim: that at some point in distant history there was a civilization of giants.
Historical Examples of giants
The giants upon the hillside were just awakening from their night's sleep.Opera Stories from Wagner
The people in this land were giants, and a giant's daughter found them.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
One was deep in a socialist book, the other in news of the Giants.The Harbor
He admitted this while he walked unresistingly between two of the giants.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
And I am but a scrub-oak in this forest of giants, my Brothers.The Book of Khalid
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]