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Giant vs. Midget — What's the Difference?

Giant vs. Midget — What's the Difference?

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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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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.
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Giant

A person or thing of great size.
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Midget

(Offensive) An extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned.
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Giant

A person or thing of extraordinary power, significance, or importance
A giant in the field of physics.
Automotive industry giants.
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Midget

A small or miniature version of something.
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Giant

Greek Mythology One of a race of humanlike beings of enormous strength and stature who were destroyed in battle with the Olympians.
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Midget

A class of small objects, as a class of very small sailboats or racing cars.
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Giant

A being in folklore or myth similar to one of these beings.
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Midget

Miniature; diminutive.
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Giant

A gymnastic maneuver in which the body is swung, fully extended, around a horizontal bar.
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Midget

Belonging to a type or class much smaller than what is considered standard
A midget automobile.
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Giant

Marked by exceptionally great size, magnitude, or power
A giant wave.
A giant impact.
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Midget

(originally) A little sandfly.
Although tiny and just two-winged, midgets can bite you till you itch all over your unprotected skin.
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Giant

A mythical human of very great size.
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Midget

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

(mythology) Specifically:
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Midget

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

Any of the gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.
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Midget

Any short person.
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Giant

A jotun.
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Midget

(attributively) A small version of something; miniature.
The midget pony
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Giant

A very tall and large person.
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Midget

A minute bloodsucking fly.
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Giant

A tall species of a particular animal or plant.
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Midget

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

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

A person who is abnormally small
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Giant

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

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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Giant

A very large organisation.
The retail giant is set to acquire two more struggling high-street chains.
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Giant

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

(gymnastics) A maneuver involving a full rotation around an axis while fully extended.
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Giant

Very large.
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Giant

A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise.
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Giant

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

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

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

Any creature of exceptional size
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Giant

A person of exceptional importance and reputation
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Giant

An unusually large enterprise;
Walton built a retail giant
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Giant

A very large person; impressive in size or qualities
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Giant

Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
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Giant

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

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

Of great mass; huge and bulky;
A jumbo jet
Jumbo shrimp
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