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giant

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English

Etymology

Via Middle English from Old French, ultimately from Latin gigas; compare French géant

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: gi‧ant

Noun

Singular
giant

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  1. A mythical human of very great size
  2. (mythology) Specifically, any of the Gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.
  3. A very tall person.
  4. (astronomy) A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (eg. red giant, blue giant).
  5. (computing) An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.

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Adjective

giant (no comparative or superlative)

  1. Very large.

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