Giant Gi"ant, n. [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant, F. g['e]ant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. ?, ?, from the root of E. gender, genesis. See {Gender}, and cf. {Gigantic}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature. [1913 Webster]

Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual. [1913 Webster]

3. Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power. [1913 Webster]

{Giant's Causeway}, a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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