Crossword clues for giant
- An unusually large enterprise
- A person of exceptional importance and reputation
- Any creature of exceptional size
- Impressive in size or qualities
- Beanstalk character
- Yankee fighter
- Y. A. Tittle was one
- Ferber novel
- Mays was one
- Jet's rival
- Mimir or Ymir
- Goliath, e.g.
- Lawrence Taylor, for one
- Sal Maglie was one
- Hudson film
- Ferber title
- Candlestick Park player
- Bunyan or Pecos Bill
- Adjective for some stars
- Any large corporation
- Ferber hit in 1952
- Jack's victim
- Larger than life
- James Dean film
- Beanstalk dweller
- Willie Mays was one
- Edna Ferber work
- Midget's opposite
- Mel Ott, notably
- Bigger than big
- New York footballer
- Gulliver in Lilliput, e.g.
- Not just big
- 12-Down, for one
- *1956 James Dean western
- Fairy tale figure
- Meanie in "Jack and the Beanstalk"
- Jack's fairy tale foe
- Appears in folklore and fair tales
- A very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)
- An imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength
- Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
- A very large person
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise.
A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.
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.
Giant \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 (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), a very large aquatic salamander ( Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
Giant squid (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of very large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Old French geant, earlier jaiant (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *gagantem (nominative gagas), from Latin gigas "giant," from Greek gigas (genitive gigantos), one of a race of savage beings, sons of Gaia and Uranus, eventually destroyed by the gods, probably from a pre-Greek language. Replaced Old English ent, eoten, also gigant. The Greek word was used in Septuagint to refer to men of great size and strength, hence the expanded use in modern languages. Of very tall persons from 1550s; of persons who have any quality in extraordinary degree, from 1530s.\nIn þat tyme wer here non hauntes Of no men bot of geauntes. [Wace's Chronicle, c.1330]
a. Very large. n. 1 A mythical human of very great size. 2 (lb en mythology) Specifically, any of the Gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology. 3 A very tall person. 4 A tall species of a particular animal or plant. 5 (lb en astronomy) A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (e.g. red giant, blue giant). 6 (lb en computing) An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes. 7 A very large organisation. 8 A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.
n. any creature of exceptional size
an unusually large enterprise; "Walton built a retail giant"
an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fair tales
a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun) [syn: giant star]
Giant is the English word (coined 1297) commonly used for the monsters of human appearance but prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many different cultures. The word giant was derived from the gigantes ( Greek: γίγαντες) of Greek mythology.
In various Indo-European mythologies, gigantic peoples are featured as primeval creatures associated with chaos and the wild nature, and they are frequently in conflict with the gods, be they Olympian, Celtic, Hindu or Norse. Giants also often play similar roles in the mythologies and folklore of other, non Indo-European peoples, such as in the Nartian traditions.
There are also accounts of giants in the Old Testament, most famously Goliath, Og King of Bashan, the Nephilim, the Anakim, and the giants of Egypt mentioned in 1 Chronicles 11:23. Attributed to them are extraordinary strength and physical proportions.
Fairy tales such as " Jack the Giant Killer" have formed the modern perception of giants as stupid and violent monsters, sometimes said to eat humans, especially children (though this is actually a confusion with ogres, which are distinctly cannibalistic). The ogre in " Jack and the Beanstalk" is often described as a giant. In some more recent portrayals, like those of Jonathan Swift and Roald Dahl, some giants are both intelligent and friendly.
Giant is the debut album by The Woodentops.
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, giant is a type of creature, or in third edition, a " creature type." Giants are humanoid-shaped creatures of great strength and size.
Giant is a 2006 studio album by Herman Düne.
Giant is a musical based on the 1952 Edna Ferber novel of the same name, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and the book by Sybille Pearson. The musical premiered at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia in 2009. The story follows a ranch family in Texas over 30 years, and the effect of the oil boom. The musical premiered Off-Broadway in 2012.
'Giant ' is a 1956 American epic Western drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from Edna Ferber's 1952 novel. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean and features Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor, Elsa Cardenas and Earl Holliman. ''Giant '' was the last of James Dean's three films as a leading actor, and earned him his second and last Academy Award nomination – he was killed in a car accident before the film was released. Nick Adams was called in to do some voice dubbing for Dean's role.
In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
GIANT was a magazine headquartered in New York geared to the urban music market. It began in October 2004 as a bimonthly publication catering to the interests of 20-something men, focusing on pop culture including reviews of video games, movies, fine tobacco, music, everyday happenings and celebrity interviews.
In August 2006, the magazine had a makeover under new editor-in-chief Smokey Fontaine, formerly of the hip hop magazine America. Under his leadership, the magazine began to focus on music, lifestyle, and entertainment for the urban reader. Later, Emil Wilbekin served as the standing Editor-In-Chief.
Recent covers included Beyoncé, Pharrell, Diddy, The Killers, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Janet Jackson, and Eve. The June/July issue offered two covers; one of R&B artist Robin Thicke and one of Rihanna. Chris Brown and Prince have also graced the cover. Along with the magazine, GIANT's website serves as a blog for GIANT readers to get additional information on artists that have been featured in the magazine, as well as contests and giveaways.
Radio One, the radio empire started by Cathy Hughes and now presided over by her son, Alfred Liggins, purchased the magazine in January 2007 for a reported $270,000. GIANT was Radio One's first foray into the print media market. The magazine was closed in December 2009.
Giant is an American melodic hard rock band that was formed in 1987. The band consisted of founding members Dann Huff (lead vocals & guitar) and Alan Pasqua (keyboard), and had Dann's brother David Huff on drums and Mike Brignardello on bass. The Huff brothers were part of the founding members of the Christian rock band White Heart.
The band scored one hit, the 1990 power ballad "I'll See You In My Dreams", written by Alan Pasqua and Mark Spiro.
Giant disbanded in the early 90s after recording two albums, but resurfaced in 2000 minus Alan Pasqua and released the album III in late 2001.
In December 2009, it was announced by Frontiers Records that they will be releasing Giant's latest album Promise Land in 2010. Writing for the album started in April 2009 and will include Terry Brock (Strangeways, Seventh Key) on lead vocals and John Roth (Winger) on guitars. Dann Huff will not be a part of the band due to his busy schedule but has co-written seven songs and guested on guitar on two. The release dates were February 26, 2010 for Europe and March 9, 2010 for the US.
Giant is a song by Canadian folk singer-songwriter Stan Rogers. The Giant referred to is Fingal, an Irish- Scottish mythical giant. The song is set in Nova Scotia's rugged Cape Breton Island, and the lyrics contain enchanting imagery describing the island's landscape. The song also contains quasi-pagan imagery, including the suggestion of worshipping the new moon by dancing around a bonfire, although it may be that characters in the song are using the full moon to have a party. In the album Home in Halifax, Stan Rogers claimed that the song was about Guinness.
Category:Stan Rogers songs
Giant is a 2010 South Korean television series starring Lee Beom-soo, Park Jin-hee, Joo Sang-wook, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Sang-min, and Jeong Bo-seok. It aired on SBS from May 10 to December 7, 2010 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 60 episodes. Giant is a sprawling period drama about three siblings' quest for revenge during the economic boom of 1970-80s Korea. Tragically separated during childhood, the three reunite as adults and set out to avenge their parents' deaths, their fates playing out against a larger tide of power, money, politics, and the growth of a city.
Giant is a 2009 comedy film, written and directed by Adrían Biniez, an Argentinian film director living in Uruguay.
Usage examples of "giant".
Three and a half days later the enemy raced past Zanshaa without firing a missile at Sula or anyone else, and accelerated on a path for the Vandrith gas giant.
Even under the accelerated building schedules produced in wartime, it would have taken ages to put one of those giants together.
The five gas giants followed, Murora, Bullus, Achillea, Tol, and distant Puscnk with its strange cryochemistry.
In regard to the physical aspects, in extreme cases acromegaly can produce a giant.
Though burdened by the giant molecules, his sympathetic nervous system and adrenal glands, which were particularly affected in others, were quite indifferent to the asps.
How is it possible that any human mind could be persuaded that there has existed in the world that infinity of Amadises, and that throng of so many famous knights, so many emperors of Trebizond, so many Felixmartes of Hyrcania, so many palfreys and wandering damsels, so many serpents and dragons and giants, so many unparalleled adventures and different kinds of enchantments, so many battles and fierce encounters, so much splendid attire, so many enamored princesses and squires who are counts and dwarves who are charming, so many love letters, so much wooing, so many valiant women, and, finally, so many nonsensical matters as are contained in books of chivalry?
The giant gave a lopsided smile and held Ager by the shoulders, pinning him down.
Anne walked slowly, idling through wooded glades and along avenues of ancient ahuehuete trees, massive giants that must have stood when Montezuma of the Aztecs was king.
Egged on by Aiken, she had tested her ability by snooping into Stein, intrigued by the apparent helplessness of the sleeping giant.
A giant sheet of folded polysaccharide, a complex mesh of interlinked pentose and hexose sugars hung with alkyl and amide side chains.
Thence snowy Altels and the giant Blumlisalp flashed it south along the crowding peaks and down among the Italian chestnut woods, who next sent it coursing over the rustling waves of the Adriatic and mixed it everywhere with the Mediterranean foam.
Amalgam Creatures exist elsewhere, therefore giant Amalgams exist here?
On one of the giants, Procopio saw a familiar face-that of Ameer Tukephremo, the Mulhorandi wizard who had sold him the cloaking spells in exchange for the promise of Halruaan magic.
Sensing the possibility of death, the giant amphibian flopped its way toward the water.
When she woke, she thought for a moment that someone was bending over her: in the same instant, she saw herself marooning Billy Anker and Mona the clone in the shadow of the gas giant.