Definition of giant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʒaɪənt//
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 [only before noun] very large; much larger or more important than similar things usually are a giant crab a giant-size box of tissues a giant step towards achieving independence Word OriginMiddle English geant (with the first syllable later influenced by Latin gigant-), from Old French, via Latin from Greek gigas, gigant-.Extra examples Giant clams may grow to be a metre long. The agreement was hailed as a giant step towards an era of peace and reconciliation. The market is controlled by giant corporations which function as monopolies.
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