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Giant vs. Midget

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Giantnoun

A mythical human of very great size.

Midgetnoun

(originally) A little sandfly.

‘Although tiny and just two-winged, midgets can bite you till you itch all over your unprotected skin.’;

Giantnoun

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

Midgetnoun

(loosely) Any small swarming insect similar to the mosquito; a midge

Giantnoun

A very tall person.

Midgetnoun

A normally proportioned person with small stature, usually defined as reaching an adult height less than 4'10".

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Giantnoun

A tall species of a particular animal or plant.

Midgetnoun

(sometimes derogatory) Any short person.

Giantnoun

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

Midgetnoun

(attributively) A small version of something; miniature.

‘the midget pony’;

Giantnoun

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

Midgetnoun

A minute bloodsucking fly.

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Giantnoun

A very large organisation.

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

Midgetnoun

A very diminutive person having normal proportions of the body parts; compare dwarf.

Giantnoun

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

Midgetnoun

a person who is abnormally small

Giantnoun

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Midgetadjective

very small;

‘diminutive in stature’; ‘a lilliputian chest of drawers’; ‘her petite figure’; ‘tiny feet’; ‘the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy’;

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Giantadjective

Very large.

Midget

Midget (from midge, a sand fly) is a term for a person of unusually short stature that is considered by some to be pejorative. While not a medical term, it has been applied to persons of unusually short stature, often with dwarfism, a medical condition with a number of causes including achondroplasia, and particularly proportionate dwarfism.

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.

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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