titanic

1
[tahy-tan-ik, ti-]

adjective Chemistry.

of or containing titanium, especially in the tetravalent state.

Nearby words

  1. tit.,
  2. titan,
  3. titanate,
  4. titanesque,
  5. titania,
  6. titanic acid,
  7. titanic oxide,
  8. titaniferous,
  9. titanism,
  10. titanite

Origin of titanic

1
First recorded in 1820–30; titan(ium) + -ic

titanic

2
[tahy-tan-ik]

adjective

(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Titans.
Also titan. of enormous size, strength, power, etc.; gigantic.

Origin of titanic

2
From the Greek word Tītānikós, dating back to 1650–60. See Titan, -ic

Related formsti·tan·i·cal·ly, adverb

Titanic

[tahy-tan-ik]

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for titanic

titanic

1

adjective

of or containing titanium, esp in the tetravalent state

adjective

possessing or requiring colossal strengtha titanic battle
Derived Formstitanically, adverb

Titanic

noun

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

titanic

adj.

"gigantic, colossal," 1709, from titan + -ic.

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Culture definitions for titanic

Titanic

A British luxury ocean liner, thought to be unsinkable, which nevertheless sank on its first voyage in 1912 after running into an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean. More than fifteen hundred people drowned.

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