Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of immense size, volume, or capacity; gigantic. See Synonyms at enormous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.
  • adj. Huge; immense; tremendous.
  • adj. Of a tremendous size, volume, degree, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characteristic of Gargantua, a gigantic, wonderful personage; enormous; prodigious; inordinate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characteristic of Gargantua (see etymology); hence, great beyond credibility; enormous; prodigious; Brobdingnagian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of great mass; huge and bulky

Etymologies

From Gargantua, a giant with a very large appetite in Rabelais's The Inestimable Life of Gargantua. (Wiktionary)

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  • First time I heard this word was Kill Bill Vol. 2

    February 3, 2012

  • "You know, I've always liked that word... 'gargantuan'... so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence." Kill Bill Vol. 2

    June 14, 2009