Giant vs. Massive

Giant vs. Massive — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Giant and Massive

Giantnoun

A person or thing of great size.

Massiveadjective

Consisting of or making up a large mass; bulky, heavy, and solid

a massive piece of furniture.

Giantnoun

A person or thing of extraordinary power, significance, or importance

a giant in the field of physics.automotive industry giants.

Massiveadjective

(Physics) Having relatively high mass

a massive particle.

Giantnoun

Greek Mythology One of a race of humanlike beings of enormous strength and stature who were destroyed in battle with the Olympians.

Massiveadjective

Large or imposing, as in quantity, scope, degree, intensity, or scale

"Local defense must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power" (John Foster Dulles).

Giantnoun

A being in folklore or myth similar to one of these beings.

Massiveadjective

Large in comparison with the usual amount

a massive dose of a drug.

Giantnoun

A gymnastic maneuver in which the body is swung, fully extended, around a horizontal bar.

Massiveadjective

Affecting a large area of bodily tissue; widespread and severe

massive gangrene.

Giantadjective

Marked by exceptionally great size, magnitude, or power

a giant wave.a giant impact.

Massiveadjective

(Mineralogy) Lacking internal crystalline structure; amorphous.

Giantnoun

A mythical human of very great size.

Massiveadjective

(Geology) Without internal structure or layers and homogeneous in composition. Used of a rock.

Giantnoun

(mythology) Specifically, any of the gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.

Massiveadjective

Of or pertaining to a large mass; weighty, heavy, or bulky.

A massive comet or asteroid appears to have ended the era of the dinosaurs.

Giantnoun

A very tall person.

Massiveadjective

Much larger than normal.

Compared to its counterparts from World War II, the Abrams main battle tank is truly massive.

Giantnoun

A tall species of a particular animal or plant.

Massiveadjective

Of great significance or import; overwhelming.

The enlightenment comprises massive shifts in many areas of Western thought.

Giantnoun

(astronomy) A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (e.g. red giant, blue giant).

Massiveadjective

(mineralogy) Not exhibiting crystal form.

Giantnoun

(computing) An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.

Massiveadjective

Of particularly exceptional quality or value; awesome.

Did you see Colbert last night? He was massive!

Giantnoun

A very large organisation.

The retail giant is set to acquire two more struggling high-street chains.

Massiveadjective

outstanding, beautiful

Your dress is massive, love. Where did you get it?

Giantnoun

A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.

Massiveadjective

(informal) To a very great extent; total, utter.

Giantnoun

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Massiveadjective

(physics) (of a particle) Possessing mass.

Some bosons are massive while others are massless.

Giantadjective

Very large.

Massivenoun

(mineralogy) A homogeneous mass of rock, not layered and without an obvious crystal structure.

karst massives in western Georgia

Giantnoun

any creature of exceptional size

Massivenoun

(slang) A group of people from a locality, or sharing a collective aim, interest, etc.

Big up to the Croydon massive!

Giantnoun

a person of exceptional importance and reputation

Massiveadjective

imposing in size or bulk or solidity;

massive oak doorsMoore's massive sculpturesthe monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecturea monumental scale

Giantnoun

an unusually large enterprise;

Walton built a retail giant

Massiveadjective

being the same substance throughout;

massive silver

Giantnoun

a very large person; impressive in size or qualities

Massiveadjective

imposing in scale or scope or degree or power;

massive retaliatory powera massive increase in oil pricesmassive changes

Giantnoun

someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

Massiveadjective

consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter;

Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets

Giantnoun

an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fair tales

Giantnoun

a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)

Giantadjective

of great mass; huge and bulky;

a jumbo jetjumbo shrimp