Word of the Day : August 6, 2015

titanic

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adjective tye-TAN-ik

Definition

: having great magnitude, force, or power : colossal

Did You Know?

Before becoming the name of the most famous ship 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 chemical element of exceptional strength that is used in the production of steel.


Examples

The slugger launched a titanic home run that landed in the parking lot beyond the stadium's center-field wall.

"Murray has withstood a titanic challenge from Ivo Karlovic to reach his eighth consecutive Wimbledon quarter-final." - Stuart Bathgate, Evening Times (Glasgow), July 6, 2015



Name That Synonym

Fill in the blanks to create a synonym of titanic that means "very large": w _ a _ ki _ _. The answer is …


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