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giant

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒaɪ.ənt/ us  

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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giant noun [C] (LARGE BUSINESS)

C2 a very successful and powerful person or organization: He was one of the intellectual/political giants of this century. The takeover battle is between two of America's industrial/retail giants (= large companies).

giant

adjective uk   /ˈdʒaɪ.ənt/ us  
extremely large: a giant earth-moving machine to take giant steps
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