- of or containing titanium, especially in the tetravalent state.
Origin of titanic1
- (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Titans.
- Also titan. of enormous size, strength, power, etc.; gigantic.
Origin of titanic2
- a British luxury liner that sank after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage in April, 1912, with a loss of 1517 lives.
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Examples from the Web for titanic
You know, James Cameron: the director of The Terminator, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar, among other obscure movies.
And while I may have put a bunch of stunt guys in peril on Titanic, it was my ass in the sphere on the dive.
The American people largely thought him a crazy man in 1964, and of course he lost to Johnson by titanic proportions.The Roots of the GOP’s Race Problem
May 22, 2014
Titanic once bet $10,000 that Nick (the Greek) Dandolos, another high operator, would not sink a 25-foot putt.
Titanic once bet a peanut vendor $10 he could throw a peanut across Times Square in New York.
It was possible to imagine anything when Nature was making a change so titanic.Murder Point
And far away she saw the titanic clouds; but on the horizon, no sail.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
At which Uncle Ulick went off into a peal of Titanic laughter.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
And you know, the tinning of salmon was “progress” as much at least as the building of the Titanic.Notes on Life and Letters
We've had heroic disregards but I think that here disregard was titanic.The Book of the Damned
- of or containing titanium, esp in the tetravalent state
- possessing or requiring colossal strengtha titanic battle
- the Titanic a luxury British liner that struck an iceberg near Newfoundland on its maiden voyage on the night of April 14–15, 1912, with the loss of 1513 lives
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Word Origin and History for titanic
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