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Giant vs. Huge

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Giantnoun

A mythical human of very great size.

Hugeadjective

Very large.

‘The castle was huge.’;

Giantnoun

(mythology) Specifically, any of the gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.

Hugeadjective

(slang) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.

‘Our next album is going to be huge!’; ‘In our league our coach is huge!’;

Giantnoun

A very tall person.

Hugeadjective

Very large; enormous; immense; excessive; - used esp. of material bulk, but often of qualities, extent, etc.; as, a huge ox; a huge space; a huge difference.

‘Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea.’;

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Giantnoun

A tall species of a particular animal or plant.

Hugeadjective

unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope;

‘huge government spending’; ‘huge country estates’; ‘huge popular demand for higher education’; ‘a huge wave’; ‘the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains’; ‘immense numbers of birds’; ‘at vast (or immense) expense’; ‘the vast reaches of outer space’; ‘the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization’;

Giantnoun

(astronomy) A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (e.g. red giant, blue giant).

Giantnoun

(computing) An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.

Giantnoun

A very large organisation.

‘The retail giant is set to acquire two more struggling high-street chains.’;

Giantnoun

A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.

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Giantnoun

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Giantadjective

Very large.

Giantnoun

A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.

‘Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise.’;

Giantnoun

A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.

Giantnoun

Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power.

Giantadjective

Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.

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Giantnoun

any creature of exceptional size

Giantnoun

a person of exceptional importance and reputation

Giantnoun

an unusually large enterprise;

‘Walton built a retail giant’;

Giantnoun

a very large person; impressive in size or qualities

Giantnoun

someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

Giantnoun

an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fair tales

Giantnoun

a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)

Giantadjective

of great mass; huge and bulky;

‘a jumbo jet’; ‘jumbo shrimp’;

Giant

In folklore, giants (from Ancient Greek: gigas, cognate giga-) are beings of human-like appearance, but are at times prodigious in size and strength or bear an otherwise notable appearance. The word giant is first attested in 1297 from Robert of Gloucester's chronicle.

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