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

  • adj. Relating to or suggestive of a giant.
  • adj. Exceedingly large of its kind: a gigantic toadstool.
  • adj. Very large or extensive: a gigantic corporation. See Synonyms at enormous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Very large.
  • adj. In the manner of a giant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of extraordinary size; like a giant.
  • adj. Such as a giant might use, make, or cause; immense; tremendous; extraordinarly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a giant; of extraordinary size or proportions; very large; huge; enormous.
  • Pertaining to or suitable for a giant; characteristic of giants; immense in scale or degree.
  • Synonyms Colossal, vast, immense, prodigious, mighty, ponderous, herculean, cyclopean.

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

  • adj. so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth


From Latin gigās, gigant-, giant; see giant, or from Greek gigantikos (from gigās, gigant-, giant).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek γιγαντικός. (Wiktionary)



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