Definitions for TITANˈtaɪt n

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ti•tanˈtaɪt n(n.)

  1. (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. any of several figures of Greek myth sometimes represented as offspring of the Titans.

    Category: Mythology

  2. a moon of the planet Saturn: the largest moon in the solar system.

    Category: Astronomy

  3. (usu. l.c.) one of great size, strength, or influence:

    a titan of industry.

  4. (adj.)(l.c.)

    Ref: titanic. 1 2 2

Origin of Titan:

1400–50; late ME: the sun, Helios < L Tītān < Gk Tītan

Princeton's WordNet

  1. colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan(noun)

    a person of exceptional importance and reputation

  2. Titan(noun)

    (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)

  3. Titan(noun)

    the largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere

Wiktionary

  1. titan(Noun)

    Something or someone of very large stature, greatness, or godliness.

  2. Titan(Noun)

    Any of the giant gods in Greek mythology who preceded the Olympian gods.

  3. Titan(ProperNoun)

    The largest moon of the planet Saturn.

  4. Origin: From Τιτάν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Titan(adj)

    titanic

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  1. Titan

    In Greek mythology, the Titans were a primeval race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. They were immortal beings of incredible strength and stamina and were also the first pantheon of Greek gods and goddesses. In the first generation of twelve Titans, the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, and Iapetus and the females - the Titanesses - were Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea and Themis. The second generation of Titans consisted of Hyperion's children Eos, Helios, and Selene; Coeus's daughters Leto and Asteria; Iapetus's children Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius; Oceanus' daughter Metis; and Crius's sons Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses. The Titans were overthrown by a race of younger gods, the Olympians, in the Titanomachy. This represented a mythological paradigm shift that the Greeks may have borrowed from the Ancient Near East.


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giant(noun)

a person of very great ability or importance

Einstein is one of the giants of twentieth-century science.

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