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1. tortoise

noun. ['ˈtɔrtəs'] usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica.

Synonyms

  • gopher tortoise
  • gopher
  • European tortoise
  • giant tortoise
  • gopher turtle
  • Gopherus polypemus
  • Texas tortoise
  • desert tortoise
  • turtle
  • Testudo graeca
  • family Testudinidae
  • Testudinidae

Etymology

  • tortuse (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Giant Tortoise

  • anacortes
  • fortas

Sentences with giant-tortoise


1. Noun Phrase
Make no mistake about it -- the giant tortoise can live up to his name.

2. Noun Phrase
The giant tortoise boasts five front claws and four claws on the back.

3. Noun Phrase
A closer look at a giant tortoise will reveal an appearance that is somewhat reminiscent of dinosaurs or crocodiles.

4. Noun Phrase
Various species of giant tortoises will reach different sizes.

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. giant

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

Antonyms

  • nonpregnant

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. giant

noun. ['ˈdʒaɪənt'] a very large person; impressive in size or qualities.

Synonyms

  • large person
  • heavyweight
  • whale

Antonyms

  • atomic
  • microscopic
  • slender
  • miniscule

Etymology

  • γίγας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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