Translation of giant in Spanish:

giant

gigante, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdʒaɪənt//ˈdʒʌɪənt/

noun

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    (physical)
    gigante masculine
    giganta feminine
    he was a giant of a man era un gigantón informal
    • He is a giant even by the extreme standards of the NBA, where the average height is a healthy 6ft 5in.
    • 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.
    • At nearly six feet tall, Marcy must appear quite the giant, she speculated.
    • The giants of the plant world, trees are the largest and oldest living things on earth.
    • Gary and Ray were even taller than the half-witted giant, Seth.
    • Trees are wooden giants, towering over us puny animals.
    • In seventeenth and eighteenth-century Europe, royalty collected the extremely tall and extremely short in the form of court giants or dwarfs.
    • Historic parkland in North Yorkshire is now home to some gentle giants of the animal kingdom - a herd of North American bison.
    • Verbascums are well known as tall yellow giants excellent for growing in dry soil at the back of the border.
    • He was 180 cm tall, a huge giant for his time and for Japanese men.
    • Mike was a giant of a man, standing over seven feet tall.
    • 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.
    • Not even the tallest of giants could climb over it, as the arch was directly connected to the ceiling.
    • Plants and saplings fight to dose openings made by fallen giants.
    • 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.
    • At more than seven feet long, the coffin seemed to have been made for someone immensely tall, a giant by mediaeval standards.
    • People think the gorilla is a very vicious animal, yet they're gentle giants.
    • He's not exactly a giant, but he is tall; taller than I am.
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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.
    • 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.
    • Financial giants used loss-leading loans to telecom companies as a way of getting investment banking business and fees.
    • On the other hand, it is reassuring to find undisputed giants of human progress like Shakespeare, Newton, Darwin and Brunel up there, too.
    • Despite her small stature, she is a giant among concert pianists.
    • The intellectual giants of history may not all have been happy men, but they were all successful men.
    • Whatever he was called, there was no doubt that this lightly-built hockey genius was a giant among players.
    • At 27, he's already a giant among local comic artists - and not just because of his large frame and infamously squeaky voice.
    • Market manipulation by energy giants produced a power shortage that led to rolling blackouts and rising costs for consumers.
    • 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.
    • Rampant futurism used to be an integral feature of theme parks, often sponsored by industry giants as a means of promoting their products.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • What do these two business giants have in common?
    • Even as the economy weakens, the new wine giants use their financial strength to win market share from poorly capitalized French competition.
    • However, among the current giants, he gets lost in the shuffle.
    • Indeed, one is tempted to suggest that they do not even rank among the giants of Icelandic football.
    • If consumers are the losers, creditors, including retail giants, banks and mortgage companies, are the clear winners.
    • They are considered something of a sideshow in the struggle of corporate giants for control of markets and influence over the state.
    • Several international oil giants and oilfield service companies are based in Port Harcourt.
    • When are they going to shut down the corporations, retail giants and mega-food producers who hire those illegals?
    • He may now be a giant among contemporary composers, but it is a minor miracle that he survived the tumult of central European history.
    • 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.
    • He moved quietly among established giants, even though his own talent outstripped that of nearly everyone he played with or against.
    • The legal world has lost a true intellectual giant.
    • Obviously, those marketing giants have a head start on successfully convincing the public that their drinks are wholesome and fun to drink.
    • 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.
    • 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.’
    • Share investments, such as funds, cover a large risk spectrum, from the small growing companies to national and global giants with well-established businesses.
    • Dawson, who died in 1970, was once hailed as a giant among historians and philosophers of history, but is almost forgotten today.
    • The top five-year earners also included three tech companies, three drugmakers, and three financial giants.
    • Those are considered to be among African's soccer giants.
    • I, too, hold that he was a giant among the great thinkers of mankind.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A predator in every sense of the term, a giant among fast bowlers.
    • He will be remembered fondly in all of our hearts and praised among the military giants.
    • Dot-com upstarts, telecomm giants, media firms, and consumer-electronics companies are far more aggressive and market savvy.
    • These companies are stock market giants which can turn huge profits on their products, but they do not face the same outright opposition.
    • He was a giant among his peers in the world of science, obtaining three earned doctorates.

adjective

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    (object/organization/building) gigantesco
    (insect/animal) gigante
    (animal/insect) gigantesco
    (hole/stride) gigantesco
    (hole/stride) enorme
    (discount/profit/saving) enorme
    [ S ]giant sale gran liquidación
    • With a sudden surge of force, a giant whale soars out from the dark blue water and into the air.
    • Moments later the boats were smashed to smithereens by the force of the giant wave and the boatmen were believed to have perished.
    • 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.
    • The pain from her leg, ribs, and back swept over her in one giant wave forcing her to the floor again.
    • However, such enormous-sounding figures have to be set against the giant size of the American economy.
    • Every giant multinational corporation was a seed once.
    • And because pensions are a form of deferred wages, Labour is really forcing through a giant wage cut.
    • 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.
    • Six giant multinationals now control virtually all of America's newspapers and television and radio stations.
    • Matt and Dom took to pillow fighting immediately, positively surprised at the giant size of the pillows that were put on the couches.
    • Several drug industry leaders have spoken over the past few years about the need to cut back their giant sales forces.
    • The workers are showing their determination to force the giant transport firm to give them a decent rise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The teams then compete in different games ranging from giant size, inflatable obstacle courses to relay races, all played against the clock.
    • 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.
    • The giant wall sized poster of one outside the museum got my attention, and I finally started to realize what was going on.
    • They are giant multinational corporations, with their tentacles spread across the globe.
    • 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.
    • In the classroom, they explored the life cycle of the giant moth, tadpoles' transformation into frogs, and plant growth.
    • Here the Allies stood and fought against tyranny in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.
    • It allows you to create giant posters from normal size photographs.