American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of immense size, volume, or capacity; gigantic. See Synonyms at enormous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characteristic of Gargantua (see etymology); hence, great beyond credibility; enormous; prodigious; Brobdingnagian.
- adj. obsolete Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.
- adj. Huge; immense; tremendous.
- adj. Of a tremendous size, volume, degree, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Characteristic of Gargantua, a gigantic, wonderful personage; enormous; prodigious; inordinate.
- adj. of great mass; huge and bulky
- From Gargantua, a giant with a very large appetite in Rabelais's The Inestimable Life of Gargantua. (Wiktionary)
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