titanic

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adjective ti·tan·ic \tī-ˈta-nik also tə-\

Definition of titanic

  1. :  having great magnitude, force, or power :  colossal a titanic struggle

titanically

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Examples of titanic in a Sentence

  1. They put up a titanic struggle.

  2. The batter hit a titanic home run.

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Did You Know?

Before becoming the name of one of the most famous ships in history, titanic referred to the Titans, a family of giants in Greek mythology who were believed to have once ruled the earth. They were subsequently overpowered and replaced by the younger Olympian gods under the leadership of Zeus. The size and power of the Titans is memorialized in the adjective titanic and in the noun titanium, a metallic element of exceptional strength that is used in the production of steel.

Origin and Etymology of titanic

Greek titanikos of the Titans


First Known Use: 1709


TITANIC Defined for English Language Learners

titanic

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adjective

Definition of titanic for English Language Learners

  • : very great in size, force, or power


TITANIC Defined for Kids

titanic

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adjective ti·tan·ic \tī-ˈta-nik\

Definition of titanic for Students

  1. :  enormous in size, force, or power



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