giant

[ jahy-uhnt ]
/ ˈdʒaɪ ənt /

noun

adjective

unusually large, great, or strong; gigantic; huge.
greater or more eminent than others.

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Origin of giant

1250–1300; Middle English geant<Old French <Latin gigant- (stem of gigās) <Greek Gígās; replacing Old English gigant<Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM giant

gi·ant·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for giant

giant
/ (ˈdʒaɪənt) /

noun

adjective

remarkably or supernaturally large
architect another word for colossal

Derived forms of giant

giant-like, adjective

Word Origin for giant

C13: from Old French geant, from Vulgar Latin gagās (unattested), from Latin gigās, gigant-, from Greek
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