Giant
Giant Gi"ant, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son. [1913 Webster]

{Giant cell}. (Anat.) See {Myeloplax}.

{Giant clam} (Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus {Tridacna}, esp. {T. gigas}, which sometimes weighs 500 pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to contain holy water.

{Giant heron} (Zo["o]l.), a very large African heron ({Ardeomega goliath}). It is the largest heron known.

{Giant kettle}, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found in Norway in connection with glaciers. See {Pothole}.

{Giant powder}. See {Nitroglycerin}.

{Giant puffball} (Bot.), a fungus ({Lycoperdon giganteum}), edible when young, and when dried used for stanching wounds.

{Giant salamander} (Zo["o]l.), a very large aquatic salamander ({Megalobatrachus maximus}), found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.

{Giant squid} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of very large squids, belonging to {Architeuthis} and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • giant — [jī′ənt] n. [ME geant < NormFr gaiant (OFr jaiant) < VL * gagante < L gigas (pl. gigantes), huge fabled beings (in Vulg., giant) < Gr gigas (gen. gigantos), in LXX, a man of great size and strength] 1. Gr. Myth. any of a race of huge… …   English World dictionary

  • giant — c.1300, from O.Fr. geant, earlier jaiant (12c.), from V.L. *gagantem (nom. gagas), from L. gigas giant, from Gk. gigas (gen. gigantos), one of a race of savage beings, sons of Gaia and Uranus, eventually destroyed by the gods, probably from a pre …   Etymology dictionary

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  • giant — index prodigious (enormous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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