Sunday, January 11, 2009
Definitions for gargantuan
- enormous; gigantic; huge
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Citations for gargantuan
On a marshy peninsula 50 miles from this Red Sea port, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is staking $12.5 billion on a gargantuan bid to catch up with the West in science and technology.
But keeping them there, with the night shifts and the erratic parental schedules, was a gargantuan effort.
Origin of gargantuan
by 1571, from Gargantua, large-mouthed giant in Rabelais' novels, supposedly from Spanish/Portuguese garganta "gullet, throat," which is from the same imitative root as gargle.