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Definition of the adjective brobdingnagian

What does brobdingnagian mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. huge; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Brobdingnag
  2. unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

Alternative definition of the adjective brobdingnagian


  1. Of or pertaining to Brobdingnag.
  2. Enormous, huge, far larger than is customary for such a thing.

Definition of the noun brobdingnagian

What does brobdingnagian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Brobdingnagians

  1. A creature from Brobdingnag.
  2. [figuratively] A giant.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Brobdingnagian

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

mad, indignant, irate huge, vast, immense, enormous, elephantine, mammoth, giant, gigantic, gigantean, colossal, gargantuan, Herculean, cyclopean, titanic, Brobdingnagian are comparable when meaning exceedingly or excessively large.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

gigantic, colossal, immense, huge, outsize, vast, enormous, mammoth, elephantine, prodigious, monstrous, mountainous, gargantuan, Brobdingnagian. ant. n. dwarf, midget, pygmy, runt, smidgeon, shrimp, adj. diminutive, picayune, toy, ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary (1995)

A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations by David Grambs

Size , Position, Relation, and Proportion large, big huge, vast, great, massive, extensive, bulky, sizable, considerable, ample, substantial, hefty, jumbo very large giant, gigantic, mountainous, colossal, mammoth, behemoth, brobdingnagian, ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) (2014)

by David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

jumbo, bounteous, oversize, oversized verylarge giant, gigantic, mountainous, colossal, mammoth, behemoth, brobdingnagian, gargantuan, stupendous, amplitudinous, monstrous, gross, extensive, farranging, farreaching, enormous, titanic, ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language (1906)

Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea; a Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words, Prepared Under the Supervision of Francis Andrew March ... and Francis Andrew March, Jr by Francis Andrew March

Brobdingnagian. One of a race of giants in Gulliver's Travels. Bulk. Magnitude of material substance. Bushel. A dry measure of thirty-two quarts. Clod. A lump or mass of earth, turf, etc. Colossus. A statue of gigantic size. [Colossus at Rhodes ...

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( with large size, brobdingnagian, n. giant ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1880)

Giving the Derivation, Source Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Brobdingnagian. Colossal; tall as a church steeple. (See above.) Limbs of Brobdingmagian proportions.-The Star. Brocken. The spectre of the Brocken. This is the shadow of men and other objects greatly magnified and reflected in the mist ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1914)

with a new atlas of the world : a work of general reference in all departments of knowledge

hence, great beyond credibility; enormous; prodigious; Brobdingnagian.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Brobdingnagian, huge beyond belief, incredibly big, prodigious, enormous, tremendous. Garget, n. (Sot.) Poke, poke-weed, pigeon- berry (t'hytotacca decandra). Gargo>ie, «. [Written also Gargott and Gar- gyle. \ Spout, projecting conductor.

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Scrabble value of B3R1O1B3D2I1N1G2N1A1G2I1A1N1

The value of this 14-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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