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Definition of "titanic" [ti•tan•ic]

  • Of or relating to the Titans. (adjective)
  • Having great stature or enormous strength; huge or colossal: titanic creatures of the deep. (adjective)
  • Of enormous scope, power, or influence: "a deepening sense that some titanic event lay just beyond the horizon” ( W. Bruce Lincoln). (adjective)
  • Relating to or containing titanium, especially with valence 4. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "titanic" in a sentence
  • "PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: Up front this morning, President Bush says his plan to restructure homeland security is a part of what he calls the titanic struggle against terror."
  • "He said he knows the right balance between technology and human heart, like in titanic when the effects weren't the only good part of the movie."
  • "The beauty of the accused, her undeniable charm of manner, the hitherto blameless character of her life, all tended to make the public take violent sides either for or against her, and the usual budget of amateur correspondence, suggestions, recriminations and advice poured into the chief's office in titanic proportions."
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