The word of the day for 3rd August 2020 is GIANT. Yes, this is a word that is used to describe something that is really big!
As a noun, the word giant can be used to describe a fictitious person who is extraordinarily tall. For example, the giant in the book titled Jack and the Beanstalk.
As an adjective, the word giant is used to describe something that is of great size, or of a high magnitude.
For example, a giant lobster is a very large lobster, or someone could describe a ‘giant building’, which would suggest that the building in question is disproportionately larger than buildings surrounding it or disproportionally larger than buildings of a similar era, use or construction.
The dictionary definitions of giant from the Cambridge Dictionary include:
- ‘an imaginary creature like a man but extremely tall, strong, and usually very cruel, appearing especially in children’s stories‘ (Noun)
- ‘someone who is taller or larger than usual‘ (Noun)
- ‘a very successful and powerful person or organization‘ (Noun)
- ‘extremely large‘ (Adjective)
The term ‘giant’ in astronomy can be used to describe a particular type of star; a giant star. A giant star is a very bright star that is bigger than the sun, and often described as a star with a much larger radius and greater luminosity than main-sequence stars with similar surface temperature. Main sequence stars are sometimes termed dwarf stars.
We hope that you have found this outline of our interpretation of the word giant interesting. Check out the next word of the day from Write Correctly tomorrow.