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giant

División en sílabas: gi·ant
Pronunciación: /ˈjīənt
 
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Definición de giant en inglés:

sustantivo

1An imaginary or mythical being of human form but superhuman size.
Example sentences
  • Along the north-west coast of Britain, megalithic sites were commonly associated with mythical giants or were giants turned to stone.
  • They include goblins, vampires, werewolves, giants, trolls, centaurs, and many more.
  • There are stories of mythical fish, giants, time-warped towns, war heroics and bank robberies.
Sinónimos
colossus, behemoth, Brobdingnagian, mammoth, monster, leviathan, titan;
informal jumbo, whopper
1.1An abnormally tall or large person, animal, or plant.
Example sentences
  • We hired horses and rode, as Paddy did, between tall forest giants, listening to the jungle buzz and background twitterings.
  • Historic parkland in North Yorkshire is now home to some gentle giants of the animal kingdom - a herd of North American bison.
  • Not even the tallest of giants could climb over it, as the arch was directly connected to the ceiling.
1.2A very large company or organization.
Example sentences
  • In the global South, however, higher risk and lower rates of return mean that the water giants require massive public financing to make privatization work.
  • These companies are stock market giants which can turn huge profits on their products, but they do not face the same outright opposition.
  • There, Chandler concluded that the management of corporate giants had superseded market mechanisms as the defining element of economic activity.
1.3A person of exceptional talent or qualities: a giant among sportsmen
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He moved quietly among established giants, even though his own talent outstripped that of nearly everyone he played with or against.
  • Dawson, who died in 1970, was once hailed as a giant among historians and philosophers of history, but is almost forgotten today.
  • The intellectual giants of history may not all have been happy men, but they were all successful men.
2 Astronomy A star of relatively great size and luminosity compared to ordinary stars of the main sequence, and 10-100 times the diameter of the sun.
Example sentences
  • The new Arae Neptune shares the star with two Jovian giants discovered by Butler and company in 2001.
  • Like all the other identified extra-solar planets, the body found orbiting the star in the constellation Lyra is a giant.

adjetivo

[attributive] Volver al principio  
1Of very great size or force; gigantic: giant multinational corporations a giant transport plane a giant meteorite
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The workers are showing their determination to force the giant transport firm to give them a decent rise.
  • And I have always been impressed with the immense pride the station's men and women take in the maintenance and efficiency of the giant transport planes.
  • Every giant multinational corporation was a seed once.
Sinónimos
substantial, hefty
informal mega, monster, whopping, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, ginormous
1.1Used in names of very large animals and plants, e.g., giant hogweed, giant tortoise.
Example sentences
  • In the classroom, they explored the life cycle of the giant moth, tadpoles' transformation into frogs, and plant growth.
  • From these reptiles would come some of the greatest creatures in the history of earth; the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the giant sauropods, to name a few.
  • This mixture is based on black salt and asefetida, a resin obtained from the rhizome of the giant fennel plant that has a strong odor of onion and garlic.

Origen

Middle English geant (with the first syllable later influenced by Latin gigant-), from Old French, via Latin from Greek gigas, gigant-.

Derivados

giantlike

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately, Mike is caught by Dr. Badham, and his assistant Angus, a giantlike man with a child's mind.
  • He describes their thoughts as giantlike and godlike, stressing the manhood he sees in simply thinking rather than doing.
  • I do not know what it was that ailed me, but I was prepared to be alarmed, when of a surety I saw something standing in the hedge, ghastly, giantlike, and with outstretched arms.

Words that rhyme with giant

affiant, Bryant, client, compliant, defiant, pliant, reliant

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