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1. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites.

Synonyms

  • placental
  • eutherian mammal
  • placental mammal
  • scaly anteater
  • Manis
  • eutherian
  • pangolin

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)

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Example sentences of the word giant-anteater


1. Noun Phrase
The biggest anteaters -- giant anteaters -- generally opt to eat bigger ants.

2. Noun Phrase
Mature giant anteaters (Mymecophaga tridactyla) can sometimes weigh upward of 140 pounds.

3. Noun Phrase
While giant anteaters have very few natural predators, humans may pose a threat through hunting or automobile accidents.

4. Noun Phrase
Other threatened mammals include the giant anteater, Sambar deer and Baird's tapir.

2. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia.

Synonyms

  • egg-laying mammal
  • monotreme
  • Tachyglossus
  • genus Tachyglossus
  • spiny anteater

Antonyms

  • plantigrade mammal
  • digitigrade mammal
  • aplacental

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)

3. anteater

noun. ['ˈænˌtiːtɝ'] nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata.

Synonyms

  • eutherian mammal
  • placental mammal
  • ant bear
  • genus Orycteropus
  • aardvark
  • Orycteropus
  • eutherian
  • Orycteropus afer

Etymology

  • ant (English)
  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eater (English)

4. giant

adjective. ['ˈdʒaɪənt'] of great mass; huge and bulky.

Synonyms

  • big
  • large
  • elephantine
  • jumbo

Antonyms

  • little
  • juvenile
  • female
  • male

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. giant

noun. ['ˈdʒaɪənt'] any creature of exceptional size.

Synonyms

  • animal
  • creature
  • fauna
  • animate being
  • beast

Antonyms

  • mental
  • flora
  • normality
  • stingy

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. giant

noun. ['ˈdʒaɪənt'] an unusually large enterprise.

Antonyms

  • nonpregnant

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

7. giant

noun. ['ˈdʒaɪənt'] a person of exceptional importance and reputation.

Synonyms

  • personage
  • heavyweight
  • influential person
  • important person
  • behemoth
  • titan

Antonyms

  • insignificant
  • noncomprehensive
  • thin person
  • minor

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

8. giant

noun. ['ˈdʒaɪənt'] a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun).

Synonyms

  • star

Antonyms

  • inconspicuous
  • ungenerous

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

9. giant

noun. ['ˈdʒaɪənt'] an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales.

Synonyms

  • Mimir
  • Jotunn
  • ogre
  • Jotun
  • imaginary being
  • giantess
  • Cyclops
  • Argus

Antonyms

  • mild
  • temperate
  • soft
  • light

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

10. giant

noun. ['ˈdʒaɪənt'] someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful.

Synonyms

  • unusual person
  • anomaly
  • monster
  • behemoth
  • goliath

Antonyms

  • gnomish
  • size
  • puny
  • flyspeck

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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