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Meaning of "giant killer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIANT KILLER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIANT KILLER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Giant killer is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIANT KILLER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of giant killer in the English dictionary

The definition of giant killer in the dictionary is a person, sports team, etc, that defeats an apparently superior opponent.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIANT KILLER

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giant cell
giant chinquapin
giant eland
giant granadilla
giant hogweed
giant panda
giant peacock moth
giant pigfish
giant planet
giant powder
giant sequoia
giant size
giant slalom
giant star
giant toad
giant tortoise
giant-killing
giant-like
giant-sized

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIANT KILLER

biller
bookseller
chiller
distiller
driller
dusty miller
filler
griller
Hiller
killer
miller
painkiller
rotary tiller
Rototiller
schiller
serial killer
spiller
stocking filler
thriller
tiller
willer

Synonyms and antonyms of giant killer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «giant killer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIANT KILLER

Find out the translation of giant killer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of giant killer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «giant killer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巨人杀手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asesino gigante
570 millions of speakers

English

giant killer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशाल हत्यारा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القاتل العملاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

убийца гигантов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

matador de gigantes
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৈত্য হত্যাকারী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tueur de géants
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembunuh gergasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

giant Killer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巨人キラー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자이언트 킬러
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pembunuh raksasa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kẻ giết người khổng lồ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாபெரும் கொலையாளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राक्षस किलर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dev katil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uccisore di giganti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

olbrzym morderca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вбивця гігантів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ucigaș gigant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γίγαντας δολοφόνος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reuse moordenaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jätte killer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gigantisk drapsmann
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of giant killer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIANT KILLER»

The term «giant killer» is regularly used and occupies the 103.146 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIANT KILLER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about giant killer

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIANT KILLER»

Discover the use of giant killer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to giant killer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Jack the Giant Killer
The story of Jack, the intrepid boy whose courage and ingenuity defeated a host of many-headed giants, has been told to children for hundreds of years.
Richard Doyle, 2012
2
Rey Mysterio: Giant Killer
Profiles the wrestling star, from his childhod and early career to his work with the WWE, his signature moves, and some of his most famous matches.
Bridget Heos, 2011
3
Duff the Giant Killer
"With such a fun plot and humorous pictures, [kids] will be more enthusiastic to read."
Budge Wilson, 1997
4
Jack of Kinrowan: Jack the Giant-Killer and Drink Down the Moon
The two stories of Jacky Rowan are combined into one volume, which tells the complete story of how she is dumped into the perilous land of the Faerie and how her enslavement is broken by a young fiddler. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Charles de Lint, 1999
5
Giant Killer
When former CIA director Allen Roland is found hanging from a rope in his study and copies of his manuscript containing a coded message disappear, Allen's editor, Jay Thompson becomes a fugitive in a plot to uncover a conspiracy penetrating ...
Tom Hyman, 1982
6
The Giant Killer
In The Giant Killer, Dr. Aku chronicles the characteristics of Giant Killers. He has painstakingly taken time to enumerate the ingredients necessary for you to slay every giant in your life. Nobody is born a Giant Killer; rather Giant Killers are made ...
George MacLean Aku, 2004
7
Jack the Giant Killer (Illustrated)
Jack the Giant Killer is the famous English fairy tale about a brave lad slaying hideous giants. Color illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
Joseph Jacobs, 2013
8
Liberty the Giant Killer
Rebecca Salsbury James, William Harvey Allen. These stories will make it easy for teachers and parents to interest young children who missed the parades, speeches and hero stories of war time, in the great truths about the World War.
Rebecca Salsbury James, William Harvey Allen, 1919
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Jack the Giant Killer In Modern English (Translated):
JACK. THE. GIANT-KILLER. When King Arthur ruled in England, near Land's End , in Cornwall, there lived a farmer who had a single son, who was named Jack. He was a lively and clever lad, so nobody ever got the better of him. In those days  ...
Joseph Jacobs, KidLit-O, 2013
10
Theatre royal ... Walsall. Grand comic Christmas pantomime ...
Queen Butterfly interrupts the Conference— A Stormy Discussion, and War declared, n to the Giant's Castle, raise each stone and pillar, And let our watchword be, "Jack tha Giant Killer." Scene 2 The Enchanted Glade (Home of Queen ...
F. Bousfield, 1883

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIANT KILLER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term giant killer is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Hall of Fame Tennis: A View from the Lawn
... draw, as his partner is none other than giant killer, Dustin Brown who stunned the tennis world by excusing Rafa at the All England Club. «GoLocalProv, Jul 15»
2
American Reilly Opelka towers over competition for Wimbledon …
WIMBLEDON - A young American giant was a giant killer in the juniors tournament on Sunday, becoming the second straight U.S. player to win ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
3
'Jurassic World' vs. 'Terminator Genisys': Why one soared and the …
He is now a giant killer in Hollywood. At least until he has an equally impressive box office failure. Trevorrow, co-writer as well as director, ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
4
Wimbledon 2015: Women's final preview
... of former world number one Caroline Wozniacki and former finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, further enhancing her reputation as a giant killer. «The Roar, Jul 15»
5
Quick start key for Paul Rhoads, Iowa State in critical season
... when he took Iowa State to three bowls in four years while fashioning a reputation as a giant killer on the back of several monumental upsets. «ESPN, Jul 15»
6
Murray sets up Federer showdown
... main draw of Wimbledon and suddenly he believes he can be a giant killer), the quarter-finals is where the really serious business begins. «Wimbledon, Jul 15»
7
'Shark Week' has first Cuba episode
In the episode investigators will try to find out if a species of giant killer sharks live near the island. While the idea sounds like something from a ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
8
Japan just agreed to a giant killer robot deathmatch with the USA
As if in answer to the collective wishes of sci-fi nerds everywhere, the USA and Japan have actually agreed to do battle with giant robots. «TrustedReviews, Jul 15»
9
Canada's brave resistance versus America's giant killer robots
Brian K “Saga” Vaughan's new comic We Stand On Guard pits plucky Canadian guerrillas against an invading army of killer American mechas. «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
10
Stung - When Giant Killer Wasps Attack
Directed by Benni Diez. Produced by Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz. Written by Adam Aresty. Release date: July 1, 2015. «The Escapist, Jul 15»

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