[ jahy-uh nt ]
/ ˈdʒaɪ ənt /



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

Origin of giant

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

Related forms

gi·ant·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for giants


/ (ˈdʒaɪənt) /



remarkably or supernaturally large
architect another word for colossal

Derived Forms

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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