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English definition of “giant”

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
See also
Legendary and mythological characters
someone who is taller or larger than usualPhysical irregularities

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).People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors

giant

adjective uk   /ˈdʒaɪ.ənt/ us  
extremely large: a giant earth-moving machine to take giant stepsEnormousBig and quite big
(Definition of giant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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