1. noun
Riese, der
2. attributive adjective
riesig; Riesen- (ugs.)
* * *
1. feminine - giantess; noun
1) ((in fairy stories etc) a huge person: Jack met a giant when he climbed the beanstalk.) der Riese, die Riesin
2) (a person of unusually great height and size.) der Riese
3) (a person of very great ability or importance: Einstein is one of the giants of twentieth-century science.) das Genie
2. adjective
(of unusually great height or size: a giant cod; a giant fern.) riesig
* * *
I. n
1. (monster) Riese m
sleeping \giant (fig) schlafender Riese
2. (big person) Riese m, Hüne m
3. (leader) Gigant m
industrial \giants Industriegiganten
4. (celebrity) Superstar m
II. adj inv machine riesig
she took a \giant bite of my pizza sie nahm einen riesigen Biss von meiner Pizza
to walk with \giant steps mit riesigen Schritten gehen
to make \giant strides große Fortschritte machen
* * *
1. n
Riese m; (= star also) Riesenstern m; (fig) (führende) Größe; (= company) Gigant m

a giant of a man — ein Riese (von einem Mann)

football giant — Fußballass nt, (führende) Größe im Fußball

insurance/publishing giant — Großversicherung f/-verlag m

one of the giants in his field — einer der Großen auf seinem Gebiet

the giant of opera, Luciano Pavarotti — der Gigant der Oper, Luciano Pavarotti

2. adj
(= huge) riesig, riesenhaft, Riesen-; hill enorm; (in animal names) Riesen-

giant(-size) packet — Riesenpackung f

giant tortoise — Riesenschildkröte f

* * *
giant [ˈdʒaıənt]
A s
1. MYTH Riese m
2. Riese m, Koloss m
3. riesiges Exemplar (Tier etc)
4. MED an Gigantismus Leidende(r) m/f(m)
5. fig Gigant m (Person, Sache, Organisation)
6. ASTRON Riesenstern m
7. Bergbau: Monitor m, Strahlrohr n
B adj riesenhaft, riesig, ungeheuer (groß), auch BOT, ZOOL Riesen…:
giant killer SPORT Favoritentöter(in);
giant(-size) packet Riesenpackung f;
giant slalom (Skisport) Riesenslalom m;
giant star A 6;
giant stride
a) Riesenschritt m (a. fig),
b) Rundlauf m (Turngerät);
giant swing (oder circle) (Turnen) Riesenfelge f;
giant wheel Riesenrad n
* * *
1. noun
Riese, der
2. attributive adjective
riesig; Riesen- (ugs.)
* * *
riesig adj. n.
Gigant -en m.
Riese -n m.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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