el gigante
-the giant
See the entry for gigante.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enormous)
a. giant
Muchos disfrutaron de las Olimpliadas en patallas gigantes por toda la ciudad.Many people enjoyed the Olympics on giant screens across the city.
b. gigantic
Me asustó una araña gigante que vi bajar de la rama de un árbol.I was scared by a gigantic spider I saw coming down from a tree branch.
c. huge
El restaurante tiene una terraza gigante.The restaurant has a huge outside area.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (supernatural being)
a. giant
Los niños leyeron un cuento sobre un gigante que comía cabras de un solo bocado.The children read a story about a giant who would eat goats in a single bite.
3. (huge person)
a. giant
Por una condición genética, Diego creció a ser un gigante.Because of a genetic condition, Diego grew into a giant.
4. (outstanding person)
a. giant
W. E. B. Du Bois was a literary giant of the 20th century.W. E. B. Du Bois fue un gigante de la literatura del siglo XX.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. gigantic
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. giant
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giant; gigantic
pantalla gigante giant screen; tamaño gigante giant size
1 (Mitología) giant
2 (persona alta) giant
3 (genio) giant
un gigante de la música clásica one of the giants of classical music
4 (en fiestas populares) giant figure
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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