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giantnoun [C]

giant noun [C] (LARGE PERSON/ORGANIZATION)

 us   /ˈdʒɑɪ·ənt/ a person, either real or imaginary, who is extremely large and strong, or a very large or powerful organization: He was a giant of a man, over six and a half feet tall. The merger makes them a giant in the publishing business.

giant noun [C] (LEADING PERSON)

 us   /ˈdʒɑɪ·ənt/ a person of great ability, power, or influence: She was one of the intellectual giants of this century.

giant noun [C] (STAR)

earth science /ˈdʒɑɪ·ənt/ a star that is ten to 100 times bigger than the sun, and much brighter

giantadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdʒɑɪ·ənt/

giant adjective [not gradable] (LARGE PERSON/ORGANIZATION/THING)

extremely large, strong, powerful, or important, esp. when compared to similar persons or things: a giant corporation a giant-size box of cornflakes Admitting the problem is a giant (= large and important) step forward in your recovery.
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