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Definition 1: any creature of exceptional size - [noun denoting animal]

(giant is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 2: an unusually large enterprise - [noun denoting group]

Samples where giant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Walton built a retail giant

(giant is a kind of ...) an organization created for business ventures

"a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"

Definition 3: a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun) - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for giant in the sense of this definition

(giant is a kind of ...) (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior

(... is an instance of giant) the 4th brightest star and the brightest star in the constellation Bootes; 36 light-years from Earth

(... is an instance of giant) the brightest star in Auriga

Definition 4: someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for giant in the sense of this definition

(giant is a kind of ...) a person who is unusual

Definition 5: a person of exceptional importance and reputation - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for giant in the sense of this definition

(giant is a kind of ...) a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

Definition 6: an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales - [noun denoting person]

(giant is a kind of ...) a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction

(... is a kind of giant ) (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes

(... is a kind of giant ) (Greek mythology) one of a group of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead

(... is a kind of giant ) a female giant

(... is a kind of giant ) (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings

(... is a kind of giant ) (Norse mythology) one of a group of giants often in conflict with the Aesir

(... is a kind of giant ) (Norse mythology) giant who lives in the roots of Yggdrasil and guards the well of wisdom

Definition 7: a very large person; impressive in size or qualities - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for giant in the sense of this definition

(giant is a kind of ...) a person of greater than average size

Definition 8: of great mass; huge and bulky - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where giant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a jumbo jet
  • jumbo shrimp

Synonyms for giant in the sense of this definition

(giant is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

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