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 for giant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Giant \Gi"ant\, a.
     Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as,
     giant brothers; a giant son.
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     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">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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
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              Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise. --Milton.
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     2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or
        intellectual.
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     3. Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or
        power.
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     Giant's Causeway, a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in
        the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "giant":
     Amazon, Antaeus, Atlantean, Atlas, Briareus, Brobdingnagian,
     Charles Atlas, Cyclopean, Cyclops, Gargantua, Gargantuan, Goliath,
     Herculean, Hercules, Homeric, Orion, Polyphemus, Samson, Superman,
     Tarzan, Titan, abysmal, amazon, astronomic, bean pole, behemoth,
     bully, bullyboy, colossal, colossus, cyclopean, cyclops,
     elephantine, enormous, epic, gangling, gangly, gargantuan,
     giantlike, gigantic, gorilla, grenadier, gross, heroic, huge,
     hulking, immense, infinite, jumbo, lank, lanky, leggy, lengthy,
     leviathan, long, long-legged, longlegs, longshanks, mammoth,
     mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, muscle man,
     ogre, powerhouse, prodigious, profound, rangy, seven-footer,
     stalwart, statuesque, strong man, strong-arm man, stupendous,
     superhuman, tall, the mighty, the strong, titan, titanic, tough,
     tough guy, tower of strength, towering, tremendous, vast, whale
  
  

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