Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of immense size, extent, or quantity. synonym: enormous.
  • adjective Of exceedingly great scope or nature.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective of great mass; huge and bulky

Etymologies

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

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  • "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

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

    February 3, 2012