There are 3 definitions of titanic in English:

titanic1

Line breaks: ti|tan¦ic
Pronunciation: /tʌɪˈtanɪk
 
/

adjective

Of exceptional strength, size, or power: a series of titanic explosions
More example sentences
  • Wilson depicted the struggles of African Americans with a lyrical beauty and captured the lives of those who lived on the edges of the society with a dignity that was worthy of the titanic power of any character in Greek drama.
  • For instance, unless an effective Museum of the Deep comes up, the titanic power of the ocean will again become a fading memory in most people's minds.
  • This symbolised the titanic battle between the powers of good and evil.
Synonyms
colossal, gigantic, monumental, massive, enormous, terrific, tremendous, fantastic, towering, immense, vast, cosmic, giant, mammoth, elephantine, gargantuan, prodigious, huge, very large, great, substantial, mighty, Herculean, Brobdingnagian
informal jumbo, bumper, monster, stupendous, humongous, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, astronomical, mega
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'relating to the sun'): from Greek titanikos, from Titan (see Titan).

Derivatives

titanically

adverb
More example sentences
  • In the two stories and one novella, human passions become frighteningly, titanically powerful.
  • I doubt if there was a room anywhere in the world that night with more titanically lusted-after people in it.
  • Tim pointed out that the wine list was titanically overpriced and deeply unimaginative.

Definition of titanic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something

There are 3 definitions of titanic in English:

titanic2

Line breaks: ti|tan¦ic
Pronunciation: /tʌɪˈtanɪk
 
/

adjective

Chemistry
Of titanium with a valency of four; of titanium(IV). Compare with titanous.
More example sentences
  • It has been permitted to form a joint venture for the manufacture of synthetic rutyl and titanic dioxide.

Origin

early 19th century: from titanium + -ic.

Definition of titanic in:

There are 3 definitions of titanic in English:

Titanic3

Line breaks: Ti|tan¦ic
Pronunciation: /tʌɪˈtanɪk
 
/
A British passenger liner, the largest ship in the world when she was built and supposedly unsinkable, that struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage in April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1,490 lives.

Definition of titanic in: