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All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women.
Thomas Beecham

Meaning of "gigantic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIGANTIC

From Greek gigantikos, from gigasgiant.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIGANTIC

gigantic  [dʒaɪˈɡæntɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIGANTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gigantic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GIGANTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gigantic

Gigantic may refer to: ▪ Gigantic, a 2008 comedy film ▪ "Gigantic", a song by the Pixies ▪ Gigantic an American literary magazine ▪ Gigantic , a TV series on TeenNick ▪ Gigantic , a 2002 documentary film ▪ Gigantism, a condition characterized by excessive growth and height significantly above average ▪ HMHS Britannic, a ship originally named "RMS Gigantic"...

Definition of gigantic in the English dictionary

The definition of gigantic in the dictionary is very large; enormous. Other definition of gigantic is Also: gigantesque,. of or suitable for giants.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIGANTIC


antic
ˈæntɪk
antick
ˈæntɪk
anticke
ˈæntɪk
Atlantic
ətˈlæntɪk
cantic
ˈkæntɪk
frantic
ˈfræntɪk
geomantic
ˌdʒiːəʊˈmæntɪk
hydromantic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈmæntɪk
mantic
ˈmæntɪk
necromantic
ˌnekrəʊˈmæntɪk
obscurantic
ˌɒbskjʊˈræntɪk
pedantic
pɪˈdæntɪk
romantic
rəʊˈmæntɪk
semantic
sɪˈmæntɪk
spodomantic
ˌspɒdəˈmæntɪk
superromantic
ˌsuːpərrəʊˈmæntɪk
sycophantic
ˌsɪkəˈfæntɪk
transatlantic
ˌtrænzətˈlæntɪk
unromantic
ˌʌnrəʊˈmæntɪk
Vedantic
vɪˈdæntɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIGANTIC

gig
gig-lamps
gigabit
gigabyte
gigaflop
gigahertz
gigantean
gigantesque
gigantically
giganticide
giganticness
gigantism
gigantology
gigantomachia
gigantomachies
gigantomachy
gigaton
gigawatt
gigged
gigging

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIGANTIC

antiromantic
authentic
Battle of the Atlantic
Corybantic
hierophantic
hyperromantic
mid-Atlantic
myomantic
North Atlantic
ornithomantic
postromantic
pyromantic
quantic
sciomantic
South Atlantic
the Atlantic
theomantic
ultraromantic
unpedantic
West Atlantic
xerantic

Synonyms and antonyms of gigantic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIGANTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gigantic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gigantic

Translation of «gigantic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIGANTIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

巨大的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

colosal
570 millions of speakers

English

gigantic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عِمْلَاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

громадный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gigantesco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাক্ষুসে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gigantesque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gergasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gigantisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巨大な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거대한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gigantic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khổng lồ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரம்மாண்டமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अवाढव्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

devasa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gigantesco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gigantyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

величезний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gigantic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιγάντειος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reusagtige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gigantisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjempesvær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gigantic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGANTIC»

The term «gigantic» is very widely used and occupies the 18.519 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGANTIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gigantic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gigantic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «GIGANTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gigantic.
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Phil Anselmo
Music is there for us to explore. To intentionally limit yourself to one, two, or three genres is limitation at its worst. Music is huge; it's a gigantic history lesson, and if you are true music fan or a musician, you should explore it. It's all right there in front of us.
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James Balog
There is a glacier in Iceland, Solheimar, which has retreated a great deal, and every time I go back there and see what's not there any more, it does something to the heart. It makes you realise it's possible for a gigantic natural element to just disappear.
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Thomas Beecham
All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women.
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Maeve Binchy
We are all the heroes and heroines of our own lives. Our love stories are amazingly romantic; our losses and betrayals and disappointments are gigantic in our own minds.
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Bono
God is so big. It's a gigantic concept in God. The idea that God might love us and be interested in us is kind of huge and gigantic, but we turn it, because we're small-minded, into this tiny, petty, often greedy version of God, that is religion.
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George Washington Cable
And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay.
7
Jason Calacanis
You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it's not about grand innovation, it's about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.
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Henry Charles Carey
It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.
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Michael Cera
My father works for Xerox and fixes those gigantic copy machines that are about 10 feet wide.
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Bo Derek
I was alone for five years. Having a love is a gigantic bonus in life, but I wasn't unhappy when I was single, either.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIGANTIC»

Discover the use of gigantic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gigantic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the ...
Originally published in 1984 (Johns Hopkins University Press), and now available in paperback for the first time, this highly original book draws on insights from semiotics and from psychoanalytic, feminist, and marxist criticism.
Susan Stewart, 1984
2
The Gigantic Book of Games for Youth Ministry
Never be caught flat-footed at game time again! Here are 300 games, each a sure-fire hit gathered from the top-secret files of veteran youth workers!
Michelle Anthony, Dennis R. McLaughlin, 1999
3
Jim Goad's Gigantic Book of Sex: An Oversized, Jaunty, and ...
A humorous look at various topics relating to sex, arranged in the categories of fake, real, personal, and opinion.
Jim Goad, 2007
4
The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations
With over 3,000 pieces of wit and wisdom from runners famous and humble, here is an important running resource and a great gift for any runner.
Hal Higdon, 2013
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Gigantic
A dramatic but droll collection of ten stories of emotional stagnation, personal transformation, desire, rage, race, and community includes "The Ones Who May Kill You in the Morning," in which a young worker is forced to dress up as a human ...
Marc Nesbitt, 2003
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The Gigantic Joke Book
Presents more than 1,000 jokes on wide-ranging topics.
Joseph Rosenbloom, 1978
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Gigantic!: How Big Were the Dinosaurs?
Explains the names of fourteen dinosaurs, from Stegosaurus to Compsognathus, and describes their physical characteristics, size, and probable behavior.
Patrick O'Brien, 2002
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The Gigantic Book of Teachers' Wisdom
A collection of over 3,000 entries from hundreds of professors, scholars, politicians, and celebrities who offer thoughts on the art of teaching and the acquisition of knowledge.
Erin Gruwell, 2007
9
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
An off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a darkly funny meditation on life, death, and what it means to be different—and a timeless ode to the art of beard maintenance.
Stephen Collins, 2014
10
The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations
This is a great gift book for any baseball fan!
Wayne Stewart, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIGANTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gigantic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Indy's gigantic and funky yard sale
It will surely be the largest and funkiest yard sale of the summer, a three-day event to clear out the numerous and wide-ranging belongings of ... «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
2
Gigantic black holes, new wonder to know more about it
American space agency NASA's orbiting telescope NuSTAR recently spotted five gigantic black holes that were previously out of sight due to ... «The Market Business, Jul 15»
3
Gigantic Black Hole Grows Faster than Its Young Host Galaxy
So, at the heart of a normal-sized galaxy lies a gigantic black hole that challenges previous knowledge of the growth relationship between host ... «Lighthouse News Daily, Jul 15»
4
Newly-Discovered Five Gigantic Black Holes Open Avenues for …
There is someone up there enjoying a feast! The diners are the super massive black holes, feasting on cosmic matter. NASA's orbiting ... «PerfScience, Jul 15»
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David Michôd on Animal Kingdom: I feared I was making a gigantic
I had a pretty open fear that maybe I was making a gigantic mess,” he says, on the phone from LA where he is in pre-production on War ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Gigantic, early black hole could upend evolutionary theory
An international team of astrophysicists led by Benny Trakhtenbrot, a researcher at ETH Zurich's Institute for Astronomy, discovered a gigantic ... «Astronomy Now Online, Jul 15»
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Video, photos: Auburn's new gigantic scoreboard
AUBURN – Auburn University is working to complete the installation of the largest video board at any collegiate stadium or arena in the country. «Montgomery Advertiser, Jul 15»
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Watch Gigantic German Beer Hall Das Bier Take Shape in Rosemont
Das Bier, a German beer hall, restaurant, and sports bar from principals Kaled Chaaban, Manny Vides, Jr., and Anthoni Jodoin, opens soon in ... «Eater Montreal, Jul 15»
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Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale this weekend
CONWAY — The North Conway Public Library is having its annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12. The sale ... «Conway Daily Sun, Jul 15»
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Photo: This Gigantic Park Slope Rat Has Eaten Its Last Baby
When you see a rat scurry across the sidewalk, you are seeing a Rodent of Normal Size, but as we learned from The Princess Bride there are ... «Gothamist, Jul 15»

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