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Titan

[ tahyt-n ]
/ ˈtaɪt n /
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noun

Classical Mythology.
  1. any of the sons of Uranus and Gaia, including Coeus, Crius, Cronus, Hyperion, Iapetus, and Oceanus.
  2. Also Ti·tan·ess [tahyt-n-is]. /ˈtaɪt n ɪs/. any of the sisters of these, including Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Rhea, Tethys, Themis, and Thia.
  3. any of the offspring of the children of Uranus and Gaia.
the Titan, Helios.
Astronomy. one of the moons of Saturn.
(usually lowercase) a person or thing of enormous size, strength, power, influence, etc.: a titan of industry.
Military. a two-stage, liquid-fueled U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile in service since the late 1950s and designed for launch from underground silos.

adjective

(lowercase) titanic2 (def. 2).

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Origin of Titan

Late Middle English: “the sun, Helios,” from Latin Tītān, from Greek Tītā́n; defs. 1 and 2 were first recorded in 1400–50; def. 3 was first recorded in 1865–70;
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British Dictionary definitions for Titan (1 of 3)

titan
/ (ˈtaɪtən) /

noun

a person of great strength or size

Word Origin for titan

C17: from Titan 1

British Dictionary definitions for Titan (2 of 3)

Titan1

feminine Titaness

/ (ˈtaɪtən) /

noun Greek myth

any of a family of primordial gods, the sons and daughters of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth)
any of the offspring of the children of Uranus and Gaea

British Dictionary definitions for Titan (3 of 3)

Titan2
/ (ˈtaɪtən) /

noun

the largest satellite of the planet Saturn, having a thick atmosphere consisting mainly of nitrogen. Diameter: 5150 km
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