Pronunciation: (jī'unt),[key] —n. 1. (in folklore) a being with human form but superhuman size, strength, etc.
2. a person or thing of unusually great size, power, importance, etc.; major figure; legend: a giant in her field; an intellectual giant. 3. (often cap.)Class. Myth.any of the Gigantes.
4. Mining.monitor (def. 12).
5. Astron.See giant star.
—adj. 1. unusually large, great, or strong; gigantic; huge.
2. greater or more eminent than others.