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Meaning of giant

gi•ant

Pronunciation: (jī'unt), [key]
— n.
  1. (in folklore) a being with human form but superhuman size, strength, etc.
  2. a person or thing of unusually great size, power, importance, etc.; major figure; legend: a giant in her field; an intellectual giant.
  3. (often cap.)any of the Gigantes.
  4. monitor (def. 12).
  5. See
—adj.
  1. unusually large, great, or strong; gigantic; huge.
  2. greater or more eminent than others.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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