- Classical Mythology.
- any of the sons of Uranus and Gaea, including Coeus, Crius, Cronus, Hyperion, Iapetus, and Oceanus.
- Also Ti·tan·ess.any of the sisters of these, including Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Rhea, Tethys, Themis, and Thia.
- any of the offspring of the children of Uranus and Gaea.
- 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.
- (lowercase) titanic2(def 2).
Origin of Titan
Related Words for titansbehemoth, mountain, whopper, monster, colossus, hulk, bulk, mammoth, elephant, whale, Goliath, ogre, leviathan, Hercules, cyclops, jumbo
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Contemporary Examples of titans
What does masculinity look like in a world where men and women alike can be titans?Men Need A Better Men’s Rights Movement
December 16, 2014
Kip Pardue What you remember him from: Playing Sunshine, the new guy with long hair in Remember the Titans.The Most Random Old TV Stars to Appear on ‘Mad Men’
May 29, 2014
In those days, the hard right had no real influence among the titans of corporate America.Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying
February 14, 2014
The Titans ended up with the ball back in their hands on their 12-yard line with 1:48 to go.Seahawks-Broncos and 7 Other Thrilling Super Bowl Matchups
February 6, 2014
The new team, which initially called itself the Titans, soon became the more modern Jets.New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA
January 26, 2014
Historical Examples of titans
Legions of Titans couldn't have got him out of the mud; and serve him right!Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
It was a true war of Titans, with the whole world for spectators.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
In the struggle with the Titans, Prometheus was on the side of Zeus.
By his advice, Zeus banished the Titans to the nether-world.
When they war, they hurl millions at each other, as the Titans did mountains.
- a person of great strength or size
Word Origin for titan
- 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
- the largest satellite of the planet Saturn, having a thick atmosphere consisting mainly of nitrogen. Diameter: 5150 km
early 15c., from Latin Titan, from Greek Titan, member of a mythological race of giants who attempted to scale heaven by piling Mount Pelion on Mount Ossa but were overthrown by Zeus and the gods. They descended from Titan, elder brother of Kronos. Perhaps from tito "sun, day," which is probably a loan-word from a language of Asia Minor. Sense of "person or thing of enormous size" first recorded 1828. Applied to planet Saturn's largest satellite in 1868; it was discovered 1655 by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, who named it Saturni Luna "moon of Saturn."