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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.]
titan(ˈtaɪtən) or feminine
a person of great strength or size
[C17: from Titan1]
Titan(ˈtaɪtən) or feminine
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
(Celestial Objects) the largest satellite of the planet Saturn, having a thick atmosphere consisting mainly of nitrogen. Diameter: 5150 km
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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|Noun||1.||titan - a person of exceptional importance and reputation|
|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|