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Ti·tan

 (tīt′n)
n.
1. Greek Mythology One of a family of giants, the children of Uranus and Gaea, who sought to rule heaven and were overthrown and supplanted by the family of Zeus.
2. titan One of prodigious size, strength, or achievement: "the twin titans of the beverage industry" (David Barboza).
3. The largest satellite of Saturn and the second largest satellite in the solar system.

[Middle English, Helios, from Latin Tītān, from Greek.]
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titan

(ˈtaɪtən) or feminine

titaness

n
a person of great strength or size
[C17: from Titan1]

Titan

(ˈtaɪtən) or feminine

Titaness

n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) any of a family of primordial gods, the sons and daughters of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth)
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) any of the offspring of the children of Uranus and Gaea

Titan

(ˈtaɪtən)
n
(Celestial Objects) the largest satellite of the planet Saturn, having a thick atmosphere consisting mainly of nitrogen. Diameter: 5150 km
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Ti•tan

(ˈtaɪt n)

n.
1.
a. (in Greek myth) any of a race of gods, the children of Uranus and Gaea, who lost their supremacy over the world after a great battle with the Olympian gods.
b. any of several figures of Greek myth sometimes represented as offspring of the Titans.
2. a moon of the planet Saturn: the largest moon in the solar system.
3. (usu. l.c.) one of great size, strength, or influence: a titan of industry.
adj.
4. (l.c.) titanic.
[1400–50; late Middle English: the sun, Helios < Latin Tītān < Greek Tītan]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.titan - a person of exceptional importance and reputationtitan - a person of exceptional importance and reputation
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
2.Titan - (Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus; the Titans were offspring of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth)
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Epimetheus - (Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus; despite Prometheus's warning against gifts from Zeus he accepted Pandora as his wife
3.Titan - the largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere
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titan

noun giant, superman, colossus, leviathan the country's two richest business titans
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titan

noun
One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Slang: whopper.
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Translations

Titan

[ˈtaɪtən] Ntitán m
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titan

[ˈtaɪtən] ntitan m business titan
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Titan

n (Myth) → Titan m

titan

n (fig)Titan(in) m(f), → Gigant(in) m(f)
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Titan

[ˈtaɪtn] nTitano/a
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References in classic literature ?
Of these three, Earth produces Heaven to whom she bears the Titans, the Cyclopes and the hundred-handed giants.
The Titans, they say, hummed snatches when chipping out the craters for volcanoes; and the grave-digger in the play sings, spade in hand.
They fought between the tables like Titans, and glasses crashed, and men caught their hats up and were knocked down, and a brunette screamed, and a blonde began to sing "Teasing."
A demon, it might be fancied, or one of the Titans, was travelling up the valley, elbowing the heights carelessly aside as he passed, till at length a great mountain took its stand directly across his intended road.
Came days of storm, days and nights of storm, when the ocean menaced us with its roaring whiteness, and the wind smote our struggling boat with a Titan's buffets.
On every hand were tall wooded knolls, a group of them, with all the seeming of having been flung there from some careless Titan's hand.
For six weeks did the robber sheik hold the trade route of the earth, while our liege lord, the West Wind, slept profoundly like a tired Titan, or else remained lost in a mood of idle sadness known only to frank natures.
"By the murmur of a spring, Or the least boughs rustleling, By a daisy whose leaves spread, Shut when Titan goes to bed, Or a shady bush or tree, She could more infuse in me Than all Nature's beauties can In some other wiser man.
It is true that the beast who owned them might be standing upon a ledge within the cave, or that it might be rearing up upon its hind legs; but I had seen enough of the monsters of Pellucidar to know that I might be facing some new and frightful Titan whose dimensions and ferocity eclipsed those of any I had seen before.
As it did so a second glittering Titan built itself up out of the pit.
in order to arrest this haughty, arrogant Titan who, true to his menace, threatens to scale my heaven."