Translation of giant in Spanish:

giant

gigante, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdʒʌɪənt//ˈdʒaɪənt/

noun

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    (physical)
    gigante masculine
    giganta feminine
    he was a giant of a man era un gigantón informal
    • We hired horses and rode, as Paddy did, between tall forest giants, listening to the jungle buzz and background twitterings.
    • Plants range from short groundcovers to 55-foot-tall giants.
    • People think the gorilla is a very vicious animal, yet they're gentle giants.
    • At nearly six feet tall, Marcy must appear quite the giant, she speculated.
    • He was a tall man, not a giant but tall, and he wore the same uniform as the other men - gray with a matching newsboy cap.
    • He is a giant even by the extreme standards of the NBA, where the average height is a healthy 6ft 5in.
    • Even somebody from lands foreign would have pegged him as a giant: he was unusually tall for a mammalian biped, and more powerful than an elephant.
    • Alongside these giants were more conventionally sized invertebrates.
    • Verbascums are well known as tall yellow giants excellent for growing in dry soil at the back of the border.
    • Trees are wooden giants, towering over us puny animals.
    • At more than seven feet long, the coffin seemed to have been made for someone immensely tall, a giant by mediaeval standards.
    • He's not exactly a giant, but he is tall; taller than I am.
    • Plants and saplings fight to dose openings made by fallen giants.
    • The giants of the plant world, trees are the largest and oldest living things on earth.
    • He was 180 cm tall, a huge giant for his time and for Japanese men.
    • Historic parkland in North Yorkshire is now home to some gentle giants of the animal kingdom - a herd of North American bison.
    • Mike was a giant of a man, standing over seven feet tall.
    • Not even the tallest of giants could climb over it, as the arch was directly connected to the ceiling.
    • Gary and Ray were even taller than the half-witted giant, Seth.
    • In seventeenth and eighteenth-century Europe, royalty collected the extremely tall and extremely short in the form of court giants or dwarfs.
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    (in importance, influence)
    gigante masculine
    an intellectual giant una lumbrera
    • a literary giant un coloso de la literatura
    • a publishing giant un gigante del mundo editorial
    • a giant of the automobile industry un gigante de la industria automotriz
    • He remembered Selina as a freshman, a giant among her peers with amazing speed and foot work… she really was a gifted athlete.
    • A predator in every sense of the term, a giant among fast bowlers.
    • The legal world has lost a true intellectual giant.
    • Share investments, such as funds, cover a large risk spectrum, from the small growing companies to national and global giants with well-established businesses.
    • It is possible to find funds specialising in everything from small companies to international giants, from UK to Taiwan, and from food production to tin mining.
    • They are considered something of a sideshow in the struggle of corporate giants for control of markets and influence over the state.
    • I, too, hold that he was a giant among the great thinkers of mankind.
    • Market manipulation by energy giants produced a power shortage that led to rolling blackouts and rising costs for consumers.
    • Dawson, who died in 1970, was once hailed as a giant among historians and philosophers of history, but is almost forgotten today.
    • Indeed, one is tempted to suggest that they do not even rank among the giants of Icelandic football.
    • What do these two business giants have in common?
    • These companies are stock market giants which can turn huge profits on their products, but they do not face the same outright opposition.
    • Even as the economy weakens, the new wine giants use their financial strength to win market share from poorly capitalized French competition.
    • He will be remembered fondly in all of our hearts and praised among the military giants.
    • Whatever he was called, there was no doubt that this lightly-built hockey genius was a giant among players.
    • On the other hand, it is reassuring to find undisputed giants of human progress like Shakespeare, Newton, Darwin and Brunel up there, too.
    • The top five-year earners also included three tech companies, three drugmakers, and three financial giants.
    • If consumers are the losers, creditors, including retail giants, banks and mortgage companies, are the clear winners.
    • He moved quietly among established giants, even though his own talent outstripped that of nearly everyone he played with or against.
    • Obviously, those marketing giants have a head start on successfully convincing the public that their drinks are wholesome and fun to drink.
    • He may now be a giant among contemporary composers, but it is a minor miracle that he survived the tumult of central European history.
    • He was a giant among his peers in the world of science, obtaining three earned doctorates.
    • Dot-com upstarts, telecomm giants, media firms, and consumer-electronics companies are far more aggressive and market savvy.
    • They have long been among the giants of our profession, and, over the years, they have received a number of accolades that testify to their status.
    • When are they going to shut down the corporations, retail giants and mega-food producers who hire those illegals?
    • The intellectual giants of history may not all have been happy men, but they were all successful men.
    • Some observers predict mergers and rationalisation among the industry's smaller companies as the global giants invest massively to expand their production and market share.
    • However, among the current giants, he gets lost in the shuffle.
    • In the global South, however, higher risk and lower rates of return mean that the water giants require massive public financing to make privatization work.
    • Financial giants used loss-leading loans to telecom companies as a way of getting investment banking business and fees.
    • At 27, he's already a giant among local comic artists - and not just because of his large frame and infamously squeaky voice.
    • Working with a base of small businesses through to corporate giants, Mr Weir said: ‘It's exciting for me to be at the forefront of technology.’
    • Despite her small stature, she is a giant among concert pianists.
    • Those are considered to be among African's soccer giants.
    • Rampant futurism used to be an integral feature of theme parks, often sponsored by industry giants as a means of promoting their products.
    • He is a true giant among chefs, coming over as a genuinely inspirational figure, and to see him in action in his kitchen is pure joy.
    • There are a lot of recent examples of corporate giants that didn't manage risk, usually to their detriment.
    • There, Chandler concluded that the management of corporate giants had superseded market mechanisms as the defining element of economic activity.
    • You are a giant among giants and I appreciate your possessing the courage to put yourself in harm's way for the rest of us.
    • Several international oil giants and oilfield service companies are based in Port Harcourt.
    • It is true that I chair the Church of England's Liturgical Commission, but I am an amateur in these matters, a pygmy among giants.

adjective

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    (organization/object/building) gigantesco
    (animal/insect) gigante
    (animal/insect) gigantesco
    (stride/hole) gigantesco
    (hole/stride) enorme
    (profit/discount/saving) enorme
    [ S ]giant sale gran liquidación
    • The teams then compete in different games ranging from giant size, inflatable obstacle courses to relay races, all played against the clock.
    • The pain from her leg, ribs, and back swept over her in one giant wave forcing her to the floor again.
    • It allows you to create giant posters from normal size photographs.
    • From these reptiles would come some of the greatest creatures in the history of earth; the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the giant sauropods, to name a few.
    • They are giant multinational corporations, with their tentacles spread across the globe.
    • Several drug industry leaders have spoken over the past few years about the need to cut back their giant sales forces.
    • Thinking quickly, I bent down and threw him upwards as he flipped right onto the pool table and crashed, the entire bar shaking with a giant force.
    • And because pensions are a form of deferred wages, Labour is really forcing through a giant wage cut.
    • With a sudden surge of force, a giant whale soars out from the dark blue water and into the air.
    • And I have always been impressed with the immense pride the station's men and women take in the maintenance and efficiency of the giant transport planes.
    • Matt and Dom took to pillow fighting immediately, positively surprised at the giant size of the pillows that were put on the couches.
    • In the classroom, they explored the life cycle of the giant moth, tadpoles' transformation into frogs, and plant growth.
    • The giant wall sized poster of one outside the museum got my attention, and I finally started to realize what was going on.
    • On his arrival at the city hall the crowd swamped him, making it difficult for him to get out of the car, but by virtue of his size the giant fighter made his way to the mayor's reception area.
    • However, such enormous-sounding figures have to be set against the giant size of the American economy.
    • Six giant multinationals now control virtually all of America's newspapers and television and radio stations.
    • The workers are showing their determination to force the giant transport firm to give them a decent rise.
    • Here the Allies stood and fought against tyranny in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.
    • Every giant multinational corporation was a seed once.
    • This mixture is based on black salt and asefetida, a resin obtained from the rhizome of the giant fennel plant that has a strong odor of onion and garlic.
    • It also has a magnificent border of giant dahlias, a plant that has been out of fashion for years, but one that gives great value.
    • Moments later the boats were smashed to smithereens by the force of the giant wave and the boatmen were believed to have perished.
    • I finished the lot, plus most of a giant chocolate eclair the size of a meatloaf.
    • During the Pleistocene, herds of giant wombats the size of a rhinoceros roamed the plains of southern Australia.