Definitions

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

  • adjective Exceedingly large in size, extent, or amount, especially for its kind: synonym: enormous.
  • adjective Very great in scope or importance.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From Latin gigās, gigant-, giant; see giant, or from Greek gigantikos (from gigās, gigant-, giant).]

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From Ancient Greek γιγαντικός.

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