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ti·tan·ic 1

 (tī-tăn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Titanic Of or relating to the Titans.
2.
a. Having great stature or enormous strength; huge or colossal: titanic creatures of the deep.
b. Of enormous scope, power, or influence: "a deepening sense that some titanic event lay just beyond the horizon" (W. Bruce Lincoln).

ti·tan′i·cal·ly adv.

ti·tan·ic 2

 (tī-tăn′ĭk, -tā′nĭk, tĭ-)
adj.
Relating to or containing titanium, especially with valence 4.

titanic

(taɪˈtænɪk)
adj
(Elements & Compounds) of or containing titanium, esp in the tetravalent state

titanic

(taɪˈtænɪk)
adj
possessing or requiring colossal strength: a titanic battle.
tiˈtanically adv

Titanic

(taɪˈtænɪk)
n
(Historical Terms) the Titanic a luxury British liner that struck an iceberg near Newfoundland on its maiden voyage on the night of April 14–15, 1912, with the loss of 1513 lives

ti•tan•ic

(taɪˈtæn ɪk)

also titan



adj.
of great size, strength, or power.
[1650–60; < Greek Tītānikós. See Titan, -ic]
ti•tan′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.titanic - of great force or power
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

titanic

adjective gigantic, huge, giant, massive, towering, vast, enormous, mighty, immense, jumbo (informal), monstrous, mammoth, colossal, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, stupendous, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), herculean, elephantine, Brobdingnagian, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) a titanic struggle between two visions of the future

titanic

adjective
Translations

titanic

[taɪˈtænɪk] ADJ [struggle] → titánico; [scale, proportions] → inmenso, gigantesco

titanic

[taɪˈtænɪk] n (= monumental) → titanesque

titanic

adj
(= huge)gigantisch
(Chem) → Titan-; titanic oxideTitandioxid nt

titanic

[taɪˈtænɪk] adjtitanico/a
References in classic literature ?
Here once, through an alley Titanic, Of cypress, I roamed with my Soul -- Of cypress, with Psyche, my Soul.
Its seeds were simply poured down into the water of the Wey and Thames, and its swiftly growing and Titanic water fronds speedily choked both those rivers.
I fancy, however, that their strength was rather of the tetanic than the titanic sort.
He gave to all local charities, and was gravely depressed for a week when the Titanic went down.
Ten thousand men had been engaged in that titanic struggle, and upon the field of battle lay three thousand dead.
The doctor and his friends felt themselves in a very anomalous condition; an atmospheric current of extreme velocity was bearing them away beyond arid mountains, upon whose summits vast fields of snow surprised the gaze; while their convulsed appearance told of Titanic travail in the earliest epoch of the world's existence.
But, they were broken now, and the rain had ceased, and the moon shone, - looking down the high chimneys of Coketown on the deep furnaces below, and casting Titanic shadows of the steam-engines at rest, upon the walls where they were lodged.
Mother,' said he, while the Titanic visage miled on him, 'I wish that it could speak, for it looks so very kindly that its voice must needs be pleasant.
They were the eyes of giant crustacea crouched in their holes; giant lobsters setting themselves up like halberdiers, and moving their claws with the clicking sound of pincers; titanic crabs, pointed like a gun on its carriage; and frightful-looking poulps, interweaving their tentacles like a living nest of serpents.
There were many close by which not even the terrific strength of that titanic monster could bend.
A hideous roar broke from his titanic lungs--a roar which ended in a long-drawn scream that is more human than the death-cry of a tortured woman--more human but more awesome.
Rolling over and over upon the turf the two battled with demoniac fury, until the colossal cat, by doubling his hind paws far up beneath his belly sank his talons deep into Taglat's chest, then, ripping downward with all his strength, Numa accomplished his design, and the disemboweled anthropoid, with a last spasmodic struggle, relaxed in limp and bloody dissolution beneath his titanic adversary.