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GI'ANT, n. [L. gigas; Gr. probably from the earth. The word originally signified earth-born, terrigena. The ancients believed the first inhabitants of the earth to be produced from the ground and to be of enormous size.]

1. A man of extraordinary bulk and stature.

Giants of mighty bone, and bold emprise.

2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual. The judge is a giant in his profession.

Giants-causey, a vast collection of basaltic pillars in the county of Antrim, in Ireland.

GI'ANT, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size or strength; as giant brothers; a giant son.




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GI'ANT, n. [L. gigas; Gr. probably from the earth. The word originally signified earth-born, terrigena. The ancients believed the first inhabitants of the earth to be produced from the ground and to be of enormous size.]

1. A man of extraordinary bulk and stature.

Giants of mighty bone, and bold emprise.

2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual. The judge is a giant in his profession.

Giants-causey, a vast collection of basaltic pillars in the county of Antrim, in Ireland.

GI'ANT, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size or strength; as giant brothers; a giant son.


GI'ANT, a.

Like a giant; extraordinary in size or strength; as, giant brothers; a giant son. Dryden. Pope.


GI'ANT, n. [Fr. geant; Sp. gigante; It. id; L. gigas; Gr. γιγας, probably from γη, the earth, and γαω or γινομαι. The word originally signified earth-born, terrigena, The ancients believed the first inhabitants of the earth to be produced from the ground and to be of enormous size.]

  1. A man of extraordinary bulk and stature. Giants of mighty bone, and bold emprise. Milton.
  2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual. The judge is a giant in his profession.

Gi"ant
  1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.

    Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise. Milton.

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

    Giant cell. (Anat.) See Myeloplax. -- Giant clam (Zoöl.), 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 (Zoöl.), 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 (Zoöl.), a very large aquatic salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long. -- Giant squid (Zoöl.), one of several species of very large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long.

  3. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.
  4. 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.

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Giant

GI'ANT, noun [Latin gigas; Gr. probably from the earth. The word originally signified earth-born, terrigena. The ancients believed the first inhabitants of the earth to be produced from the ground and to be of enormous size.]

1. A man of extraordinary bulk and stature.

Giants of mighty bone, and bold emprise.

2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual. The judge is a giant in his profession.

Giants-causey, a vast collection of basaltic pillars in the county of Antrim, in Ireland.

GI'ANT, adjective Like a giant; extraordinary in size or strength; as giant brothers; a giant son.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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