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giant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgiantgi‧ant1 /ˈdʒaɪənt/ ●●● S3 W2 adjective [only before noun]  BIGextremely big, and much bigger than other things of the same type a giant electronics company a giant tortoise
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giantIt was as if they had landed on an alien planet, his fear that of awakening the denizens, giant and menacing.The giant bivalves jammed the cracks between the black tufts of lava that covered the ocean floor.Giant cabbages grew in the garden.It would be like knitting in the middle of a giant car park.The giant daughter of the house then rushed to comfort Thor....and then this giant green monster appeared from the cave.Even one small step on the path of your plan can be a giant leap!Geologically, this area is an alluvial fan of a giant rock slide of granitic gneisses.Be careful. The forest is full of giant snakes and spiders.If he was to be the father of a nation, he wanted giant sons.a giant TV screen
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giantgiant2 ●●● W3 noun [countable]  1 RFan extremely tall strong man, who is often bad and cruel, in children’s stories2 BBCa very large successful company the German chemicals giant, BASFsee thesaurus at company3 TALL PERSONa very big man, animal, or plant4 GOOD ATsomeone who is very good at doing somethinggiant of Miles Davis, truly one of the giants of jazz
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giantI have been amazed at much of the cautiousness displayed in much of the current analysis of the dying giant.Pickleson, fairground giant with whom Doctor Marigold becomes friendly and who draws his attention to the deaf-mute whom Sophy eventually marries.The furrows look like a herd of giants have been plowing hither and yon through the snow.Or, as the old tag had it, pygmies standing on the shoulders of giants.But it is clear that the publicly held Wall Street giants are doing very well.Clapton is one of the giants of the music industry.He found her, with the giants, and urged her to return with him to the depths.
From Longman Business Dictionarygiantgi‧ant /ˈdʒaɪənt/ noun [countable]ORGANIZATIONS a very large, successful companyThe world’s soft drinks market is dominated by the US giants, Pepsi and Coke.ICI, the chemicals giant, paid $193 million to buy an American explosives manufacturer.giant organisations like IBM and Shell
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