Definition of gigantic in US English:

gigantic

adjective

  • Of very great size or extent; huge or enormous.

    ‘a gigantic concrete tower’
    • ‘What started as a small bonfire has grown to the size of a gigantic tip.’
    • ‘Most of those wars would not be possible without the diligent efforts of the West's gigantic arms trade.’
    • ‘It looks like a gigantic version of a very cheap plastic Christmas tree.’
    • ‘Animation is a genre that has taken gigantic strides in creativity and in the use of technology.’
    • ‘The lake acts as a gigantic solar panel, and a ring of mountains retains the heat.’
    • ‘No ugly gigantic ramps will be needed to drive up to bus station level.’
    • ‘And thus, money was saved on the editing budget and a gigantic media star was born in the process.’
    • ‘I stepped out of the airport at 6.30 am and walked into what seemed to be a gigantic sauna.’
    • ‘The ground floor is a gigantic L-shaped open-plan dining room, kitchen and living room.’
    • ‘I get confused between giant prawns, crayfish and langoustine, but these were gigantic.’
    • ‘Yet the gigantic profits of the big banks would seem to suggest otherwise.’
    • ‘The hunt for a house has been a gigantic part of my life for the last year so I'm bound to feel as if there's something missing.’
    • ‘Finally, someone suggested a gigantic net be hung under the bridge to catch any who fell.’
    • ‘Over at the machinery section, farmers gazed longingly at some of the latest gigantic tractors.’
    • ‘There was a gigantic tower on the bar graph for the number of people who were sick on a Monday.’
    • ‘His emblematic white mullet and gigantic cigar are reassuringly in place.’
    • ‘I had no other choice, though I'm sure it will turn out to be a gigantic mistake.’
    • ‘A gigantic greenhouse is now a ruined heap - a victim of the weekend's heavy snowfall.’
    • ‘Gas is transported in gigantic tankers and stored in tanks so cold that they create permafrost around them.’
    • ‘He suddenly tenses up as he tells me this gigantic bus has just cut them off.’
    huge, enormous, vast, extensive, expansive, broad, wide
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Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘like or suited to a giant’): from Latin gigas, gigant- (see giant) + -ic.

Pronunciation

gigantic

/jīˈɡan(t)ik//dʒaɪˈɡæn(t)ɪk/