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"giant" in British English

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giantnoun [C]

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

B1 an imaginary creature like a man but extremely tall, strong, and usually very cruel, appearing especially in children's stories
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someone who is taller or larger than usual

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giantadjective

uk   /ˈdʒaɪ.ənt/ us   /ˈdʒaɪ.ənt/
(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 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/
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.
(Definition of giant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"giant" in Business English

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giantnoun [C]

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

giantadjective

uk   /ˈdʒaɪənt/ us  
extremely large: giant chemical company
(Definition of giant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“giant” in Business English

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