Definition of Titan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtītn/
1 Greek Mythology Any of the older gods who preceded the Olympians and were the children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Led by Cronus, they overthrew Uranus; Cronus' son, Zeus, then rebelled against his father and eventually defeated the Titans.
Example sentences
  • He was one of the Titans, the children of Gaia and Ouranos, Earth and Sky.
  • They survived the war between the Titans and the Olympians and became servants of Zeus.
  • Thrust it down, below the depths of Tartarus, into the lightless prison of the Titans!
1.1 (as noun, usually a titan) A person or thing of very great strength, intellect, or importance: a titan of American industry
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  • He saw himself as a titan, a giant among his peers, towering above the rest of the pack.
  • Where once he was a titan, today he appears to have lost political and personal bearings.
  • To get a sense of Powell's post-government marketability, I paid a visit to a titan of that industry, Nels Olson.
2 Astronomy The largest satellite of Saturn, the fifteenth closest to the planet, discovered by C. Huygens in 1655, and having a diameter of 3,200 miles (5,150 km). It is unique in having a hazy atmosphere of nitrogen, and methane and other hydrocarbons.

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Syllabification: Ti·tan

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