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"giant" in British English

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giantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒaɪ.ənt/
  • giant noun [C] (VERY TALL PERSON)

B1 an ​imaginarycreature like a man but ​extremelytall, ​strong, and usually very ​cruel, ​appearingespecially in children's ​stories
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someone who is ​taller or ​larger than ​usual

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giantadjective

uk   us   /ˈdʒaɪ.ənt/
extremelylarge: a giant earth-moving ​machine to take giant ​steps

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(Definition of giant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"giant" in American English

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giantnoun [C]

  • giant noun [C] (LARGE PERSON/ORGANIZATION)

 us   /ˈdʒɑɪ·ənt/ a ​person, either ​real or ​imaginary, who is ​extremelylarge and ​strong, or a very ​large or ​powerfulorganization: He was a giant of a man, over six and a ​halffeettall. The ​merger makes them a giant in the ​publishingbusiness.
  • giant noun [C] (LEADING PERSON)

 us   /ˈdʒɑɪ·ənt/ a ​person of ​greatability, ​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 ​timesbigger than the ​sun, and much ​brighter

giantadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdʒɑɪ·ənt/
extremelylarge, ​strong, ​powerful, or ​important, esp. when ​compared to ​similarpersons or things: a giant ​corporation a giant-size ​box of cornflakes Admitting the ​problem is a giant (= ​large and ​important)stepforward in ​yourrecovery.
(Definition of giant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"giant" in Business English

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giantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒaɪənt/
a very ​successful and powerful ​person or ​organization: an ​industrial/​industry/​retail giant

giantadjective

uk   us   /ˈdʒaɪənt/
extremely large: giant ​chemicalcompany
(Definition of giant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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