giant adj

see giant, n.

  1. Great; enormous; [fig.] highly significant.
  2. Huge; very large; extraordinary in size; [transferred modifier = “one giant drop of rain.”]
  3. Phrase. “Giant long”: of great length; as long as that of a giant; [adverbial; compare Sw. jätte as an intensifier] gigantically long.

giant [-s] n

ME < OFr < L.

  1. Titan; colossus; god-like person; mythical being who is large in stature.
  2. Behemoth; monster; ogre; [fig.] large obstacle; overwhelming difficulty.
  3. Superior being; dominant power; one who makes the rules.
  4. Hero; champion; superman; better self; strong one.