Origin of gigantic
Examples from the Web for gigantic
The five men, their Land Rover, and their supplies were loaded into the gigantic military aircraft.
A gigantic solar storm could fry power grids, knocking out electricity for months.The Sun Is Pummeling Earth. Now What? Solar Storms for Dummies|Lizzie Crocker|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In January 1915 gigantic German Zeppelin airships appeared in the night over London and dropped bombs at random.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Consider the gigantic implications of this precise logical observation.Today’s Wonky Elite Is in Love With the Wrong French Intellectual|James Poulos|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe they were afraid of something (like the gigantic Short-faced Bear in the south).Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia|Doug Peacock|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Burial became too gigantic a labor, and John and Simon ordered the bodies thrown over the walls to prevent pestilence.The City of Delight|Elizabeth Miller
They are obtained from fragments of the gigantic salt vessels so plentiful in that locality.
The Whales include the most gigantic of all the orders of vertebrated animals.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
He stopped to gaze at them more attentively, when to his horror he recognized a herd of gigantic bears.A Winter Amid the Ice|Jules Verne
I'd rather settle on the water; at least, until some gigantic system of irrigation is perfected in the West.While the Billy Boils|Henry Lawson
Word Origin for gigantic
1610s, "pertaining to giants," from Latin gigant- stem of gigantem, from gigas "giant" (see giant) + -ic. Replaced earlier gigantine (c.1600), gigantical (c.1600), giantlike (1570s). Of material or immaterial things, actions, etc., by 1797.