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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun giant:


The word giant is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun giant

What does giant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: giants

  1. any creature of exceptional size
  2. a person of exceptional importance and reputation
  3. an unusually large enterprise
    • example: Walton built a retail giant
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: enterprise = an organization created for business ventures
  4. a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
  5. someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
  6. an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: imaginary being / imaginary creature = a creature of the imagination
    • more specific words:
      • Argus = a giant with 100 eyes
      • Cyclops = one of a group of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
      • giantess = a female giant
      • ogre = a giant who likes to eat human beings
      • Jotunn / Jotun = one of a group of giants often in conflict with the Aesir
      • Mimir = giant who lives in the roots of Yggdrasil and guards the well of wisdom
  7. a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of giant: giant star
    • more generic word: star = a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
    • instances:
      • Arcturus = the 4th brightest star and the brightest star in the constellation Bootes
      • Capella = the brightest star in Auriga

Alternative definition of the noun giant


  1. [baseball] A player on the team the San Francisco Giants.
  2. [American football] A player on the team the New York Giants.

Specialised definition of the noun giant

Glossary of sports / gymnastics

a 360-degree swing around the high bar (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective giant

What does giant mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more giant / most giant

  1. of great mass; huge and bulky

Alternative definition of the adjective giant


  1. Very large.


  1. "Giant" is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean and features Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor, Elsa Cardenas and Earl Holliman. Giant was the last of James Dean's three films as a leading actor, and earned him his second and last Academy Award nomination – he was killed in a car accident before the film was released. Nick Adams was called in to do some voice-over dubbing for Dean's role.
  2. Giant is a 2010 South Korean television series starring Lee Beom-soo, Park Jin-hee, Joo Sang-wook, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Sang-min, and Jeong Bo-seok. It aired on SBS from May 10 to December 7, 2010 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 60 episodes. Giant is a sprawling period drama about three siblings' quest for revenge during the economic boom of 1970-80s Korea. Tragically separated during childhood, the three reunite as adults and set out to avenge their parents' deaths, their fates playing out against a larger tide of power, money, politics, and the growth of a city.
    • also known as Người khổng lồ
    • begun on and completed on (4 years ago)
    • 60 episodes of 60 minutes each
    • country: South Korea
    • created by Lee Jin-seok, Kim Yang, JSpictures
    • regular cast: Hwang Jung-eum
    • genres: Historical fiction, Korean drama, Action/Adventure, Drama, Action, Adventure Film
    • award:
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Leading Actor in Television nomination for Jeong Bo-seok
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Leading Actor in Television, received by Jeong Bo-seok
    • official website:
  3. "Giant" a.k.a. "Gigante": When Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll unveiled their first feature, 25 Watts, in 2001, critics and audiences began to take notice of Uruguay's small film industry. That interest heightened in 2004 with their groundbreakingWhisky. Since then, a stream of new voices has emerged, many of them having worked on Rebella and Stoll's two features. On both the cast and crew lists of 25 Wattsand Whiskyare the names of filmmakers that the Festival has subsequently showcased, including Manuel Nieto Zas and Federico Veiroj. The latest filmmaker to appear from this community is Adrián Biniez, who makes his feature-directing debut with the fresh, laugh-out-loud funny Gigante.
  4. "Giant" is a 2014 short film written by Salla Tykkä and directed by Salla Tykkä.
  5. "Giant" is a short film, directed by Yann Benedi & Celine Desrumaux.
    • country: United Kingdom
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Animation
    • released in (5 years ago)


  1. "Giant" is a musical based on the 1952 Edna Ferber novel of the same name, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and the book by Sybille Pearson. The musical premiered at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia in 2009. The story follows a ranch family in Texas over 30 years, and the effect of the oil boom. The musical premiered Off-Broadway in 2012.
  2. "Giant" is a book by Edna Ferber.
    • also known as "Giant (Perennial Classics)"
    • genre: Fiction
    • subjects: Texas, New Age
    • copyright: 1952


Giant a.k.a. Uber Immortal is a fictional character from the 2006 film 300.


  1. "Giant": 《Giant》는 배치기가 2005년에 발매한 첫 번째 정규 음반이다.
    • artist: Baechigi
    • released on (9 years ago)
  2. "Giant" is a 2006 studio album by Herman Düne.
    • genre: Anti-folk
    • released on (8 years ago)
  3. "Giant" is the debut album by The Woodentops.
  4. "Giant" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "Giant" is a musical album of Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  6. "Giant" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  7. "Giant" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  8. "Giant" is a 1969 compilation album by Buddy Holly.
    • released in (46 years ago)
  9. "Giant" is a musical album of The Membranes.
    • released in (29 years ago)
  10. "Giant" is a composition.
  11. "Giant" is a musical album of Hexenbrutal.
    • released in
  12. "Giant" is a composition.
  13. "Giant" is a musical album of The Little.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  14. "Giant" is a musical album of Charming.
    • released in (18 years ago)


Who is Giant?

Giant a.k.a. Big Show: Paul Donald Wight is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Big Show. Signed to WWE, Wight is a seven-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WWF/E Championship twice, the ECW World Championship once, and the World Heavyweight Championship twice. He is the only wrestler to have held all four titles. Wight has also won the WWE Intercontinental Championship once, the WWE United States Championship once, and the WWE Hardcore Championship three times.


  1. Giant is an American melodic hard rock band that was formed in 1987. The band consisted of founding members Dann Huff and Alan Pasqua, and had Dann's brother David Huff on drums and Mike Brignardello on bass. The Huff brothers were part of the founding members of the Christian rock band White Heart.
  2. Giant is a musical group.
    • albums: "Rocker", "Badness / Crispy Rolls"

There are other groups with in their name, like Gas giant, Blue giant, Giant Crab, Giant Drag, Giant Sand, Giant Sons, I Am Giant, A Giant Dog, Frost Giant, Giant Brain, Giant Cloud, Giant Panda, Giant Robot, Giant Squid, Giant Steps, Plume Giant, 1 Giant Leap, Gentle Giant, Giant Robots and Giant Fingers.


Giant a.k.a. Giant, Richmond, California: Giant was an unincorporated community, now within Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, and annexed to Richmond in Contra Costa County, California. It lies at an elevation of 23 feet.


  1. Giant is the English word commonly used for the monsters of human appearance but prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many different cultures. The word Giant was derived from one of the most famed examples: the gigantes of Greek mythology.
  2. Giant: In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, giant is a type of creature, or in third edition, a "creature type." Giants are humanoid-shaped creatures of great strength and size.
  3. GIANT was a magazine headquartered in New York geared to the urban music market. It began in October 2004 as a bimonthly publication catering to the interests of 20-something men, focusing on pop culture including reviews of video games, movies, fine tobacco, music, everyday happenings and celebrity interviews.
  4. Giant: A giant is an artistic gymnastics skill in which a gymnast rotates 360 degrees around an axis while in a fully extended position. It is performed on the uneven bars in women's artistic gymnastics and on the parallel bars and horizontal bar in men's artistic gymnastics.
  5. Giant is a 2012 off-Broadway theater production of the play by Sybille Pearson.
  6. Giant is a 2009 theater production of the play by Sybille Pearson.
    • award:
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical nomination for John Dossett
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical nomination for Ashley Robinson

Phrases with Giant

Phrases starting with the word Giant:

  1. giant fir
  2. giant moa
  3. Giant rat
  4. Giant Tun
  5. giant cane
  6. giant clam
  7. Giant Coot
  8. Giant Coua
  9. giant crab
  10. giant fern
  11. Giant frog
  12. Giant Goby
  13. Giant Ibis
  14. Giant Loco
  15. giant reed
  16. giant star

Phrases ending with the word Giant:

  1. gas giant
  2. Ice giant
  3. red giant
  4. Blue giant

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Giant

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Google previewEnglish Grammar for Beginners (1906)

by James Pinckney Kinard

The completing word giant means the same thing as the subject. When a noun completes the predicate and means the same thing as the subject, it is called a predicate noun. A predicate noun is usually 1 in the nominative case. 1 See page ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of Logic Puzzles (2000)

by Norman D. Willis

Giant. Fish. Singood signed on as a sailor on a merchant ship. After being at sea for several weeks, the ship was blown far off course by a storm and came within sight of what appeared to be an island. The captain and crew, including Singood, ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for Four-year-olds (2004)

by Kathy Charner

Materials Bread machine and ingredients The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord Large loaves of French bread Jam Butter Butter knives What to do 1. With the children, mix together ingredients to make bread and bake it in a bread ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities for Children 3 to 6 (2006)

Written by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Charlie Clark

Written by Teachers for Teachers Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Charlie Clark The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities 1 447. r. > PopsicLEs. tiviti. u. SNACK AND COOKING V) MaterjaU strawberry juice (available in most health food ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6 : Over 600 Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers (2005)

by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Jennifer Ford

The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities ...

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Quotes about Giant

So we see Edward as a young man on the road and he meets a giant and he brings the giant to a circus where he meets a Miss Calloway. He sees the woman of his dreams and I am the only one who knows who she is. (Danny DeVito)
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Scrabble value of G2I1A1N1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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