Definition of titan
1 capitalized : any of a family of giants in Greek mythology born of Uranus and Gaea and ruling the earth until overthrown by the Olympian gods
2 : one that is gigantic in size or power : one that stands out for greatness of achievement
Examples of titan in a Sentence
this newest ocean liner is a true titan of the sea
Recent Examples of titan from the Web
Many physicists spent their entire careers trying to unify these two titans of 20th century physics.
Trump seems to be a tad self-conscious about the dissonance between his campaign’s rhetoric about the titans of finance and his administration’s taste in personnel.
Trust in global institutions is at an all-time low, and there are few companies more global, or more powerful, than the tech titans driving America’s increasingly unequal 21st century economy.
The Obama-era regulations came after the collapse of two titans in the for-profit college industry: Corinthians Colleges and the ITT Technical Institute.
Two instrumental titans meet again, this time in an intimate duet setting, following their historic collaboration during the 2017 Gala that honored the tabla maestro with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nick Saban, one of the titans of college football, is entrenched at the Capstone after recently signing a contract extension that runs through 2024.
And often by the CEO’s side was President Obama, who seems to have spent many days of his presidency grinning next to titans of industry.
Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, is the titan of the Tarrant Senate delegation is Sen. Jane Nelson.
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Origin and Etymology of titan
First Known Use: circa 1741See Words from the same year
Definition of titan-
: titanium titanate
Origin and Etymology of titan-
New Latin titanium
TITAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of titan for English Language Learners
Titan : one of a family of giants in Greek mythology
: an extremely large and powerful person, company, etc.
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