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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gi·ant /ˈʤaɪənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gi·ant n.
 1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
    Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise.
 2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.
 3. Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power.
 Giant's Causeway, a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gi·ant, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.
 Giant cell. Anat. See Myeloplax.
 Giant clam Zool., 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 Zool., 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 Zool., a very large aquatic salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
 Giant squid Zool., one of several species of very large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"
            [syn: elephantine, gargantuan, jumbo]
      n 1: any creature of exceptional size
      2: a person of exceptional importance and reputation [syn: colossus,
          behemoth, heavyweight, titan]
      3: an unusually large enterprise; "Walton built a retail giant"
      4: a very large person; impressive in size or qualities [syn: hulk,
          heavyweight, whale]
      5: someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
         [syn: goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus]
      6: an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears
         in folklore and fair tales
      7: a very bright star of large diameter and low density
         (relative to the Sun) [syn: giant star]