Definitions for Epic
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epic poem, heroic poem, epic, epos(adj)
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
epic, heroic, larger-than-life(adj)
very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
"an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic
An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other legendary or traditional hero.
The Icelandic epic took all night to recite.
A series of events considered appropriate to an epic.
The book was an epic in four volumes.
Of, or relating to, an epic.
Beowulf is an epic poem.
Momentously heroic; grand in scale or character
Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
The after-prom party was epic.
Origin: From epicus, from ἐπικός, from ἔπος.
narrated in a grand style; pertaining to or designating a kind of narrative poem, usually called an heroic poem, in which real or fictitious events, usually the achievements of some hero, are narrated in an elevated style
an epic or heroic poem. See Epic, a
Origin: [L. epicus, Gr. , from a word, speech, tale, song; akin to L. vox voice: cf. F. pique. See Voice.]
"Epic" is a song by the American rock band Faith No More. It was released in 1989/1990 as the second single from their third album The Real Thing in US and in 1990 as their second single from that album in the UK and Europe. The song was a breakthrough hit. It peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100, and their first Number One single on the Australian charts. It is the band's most popular song and a staple in their concerts. "Epic" was ranked number thirty on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs, number sixty-seven on their 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders list, in 2009, it was named the 54th best hard rock song of all time also by VH1, also in 2009 it charted number 46 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, the largest music poll in the world.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a poem that treats of the events in the life of a nation or a race or the founder of one, agreeably to the passion inspiring it and in such form as to kindle and keep alive the heroism thereof in the generations thereafter; or a poem in celebration of the thoughts, feelings, and feats of a whole nation or race; its proper function is to disimprison the soul of the related facts and give a noble rendering of them; of compositions of this kind the "Iliad" of Homer, the "Æneid" of Virgil, and the "Divine Comedy" of Dante take the lead.
Translations for Epic
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- episk, storslåetDanish
- toll, außergewöhnlich, wahnsinnig, denkwürdig, Epos, episch, Wahnsinns-German
- eepos, eeppinen, mieletön, mahtavaFinnish
- épique, épopéeFrench
- ard-skeealagh, ard-skeealManx
- episch, heldhaftig, epos, heldendichtDutch
- episk, storslåttNorwegian
- epopeja, epicki, epiczny, eposPolish
- эпический, эпос, эпопеяRussian
- episk, storslagenSwedish
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