titan

noun
ti·​tan | \ ˈtī-tᵊn How to pronounce titan (audio) \

Definition of titan

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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
variants: or titani-

Definition of titan- (Entry 2 of 2)

: titanium titanate

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Examples of titan in a Sentence

Noun this newest ocean liner is a true titan of the sea
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This beloved titan of audio journalism celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, and marked the occasion by rebroadcasting some of its most memorable episodes. New York Times, "7 Podcasts to Comfort and Connect," 25 Dec. 2020 Ben-Adir Zoomed with Vulture from London to chat about his big year, the incredible responsibility of playing a titan of American history, and how working with Regina King has showed him a whole new way to work. Chris Murphy, Vulture, "Kingsley Ben-Adir Breaks Down His Favorite Scene in Regina King’s One Night in Miami," 1 Feb. 2021 The makeup titan staged a photo shoot in her private infinity pool, drawing all eyes to her new knee-length extensions and string bikini. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner’s Pearl String Bikini Might Be the Coolest Swimsuit I’ve Ever Seen," 21 Jan. 2021 On Sunday, the central bank ordered Ma’s other online titan -- Ant Group Co. -- to return to its roots as a payments service and overhaul adjacent businesses from insurance to money management, spurring talk of an eventual breakup. Coco Liu, Bloomberg.com, "Alibaba Antitrust Fears Drive $200 Billion Chinese Tech Selloff," 28 Dec. 2020 Losing one tech champion to another region could deprive an economy of a titan that generates substantial tax revenue and thousands of jobs. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Europe’s biggest home-grown tech upstarts are still choosing the US for their IPOs," 10 Dec. 2020 This damning assessment of one of fantasy’s most ubiquitous villains comes from N. K. Jemisin, titan of modern fantasy and slayer of outdated genre tropes. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "D&D Must Grapple With the Racism in Fantasy," 24 Jan. 2021 The corporate titan Max Lord humiliates and has arrested is a pre-existing character in DC Comics. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Captain Comics: The stories behind ‘Wonder Woman 1984’," 2 Jan. 2021 On Sunday, the central bank ordered Ma’s other online titan — Ant Group Co. — to return to its roots as a payments service and overhaul adjacent businesses from insurance to money management, spurring talk of an eventual breakup. Time, "China’s Crackdown on Alibaba and Ant Drive $200 Billion Tech Selloff," 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of titan

Noun

circa 1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for titan

Noun

Greek

Combining form

New Latin titanium

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The first known use of titan was circa 1741

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1 Mar 2021

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“Titan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titan. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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titan

noun

English Language Learners Definition of titan

: one of a family of giants in Greek mythology
: an extremely large and powerful person, company, etc.

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