Main meanings of titan in English

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titan1

Pronunciation /ˈtʌɪt(ə)n/

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noun

  • A person or thing of very great strength, intellect, or importance.

    ‘a titan of American industry’
    • ‘the break-up reduced the political clout of a corporate titan’

Origin

Early 17th century from Titan.

Main meanings of Titan in English

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Titan2

Pronunciation /ˈtʌɪt(ə)n/

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proper noun

  • 1Greek 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.

    ‘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!’
    • ‘In Greek mythology, he had been torn apart by Titans but was always regenerated, like the vines in spring.’
    • ‘The rest of Saturn's moons are named after individual Titans like Enceladus and Mimas.’
  • 2Astronomy
    The largest satellite of Saturn (diameter 5,150 km), the fifteenth closest to the planet, discovered by C. Huygens in 1655. It is unique in having a hazy atmosphere of nitrogen, methane, and oily hydrocarbons.