from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Greek Mythology One of a family of giants, the children of Uranus and Gaea, who sought to rule heaven and were overthrown and supplanted by the family of Zeus.
  • noun One of prodigious size, strength, or achievement.
  • noun The largest satellite of Saturn and the second largest satellite in the solar system.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mythol., one of a race of primordial deities, children of Uranus and Ge (Heaven and Earth), or their son Titan, supposed to represent the various forces of nature.
  • noun Any one of the immediate descendants of the Titans, as Prometheus and Epimetheus.
  • noun The sun personified. Titan being at times substituted by the Latin poets for Helios as god of the sun.
  • noun The sixth in order of the eight satellites of the planet Saturn, and the largest, appearing as a star of the ninth magnitude. See Saturn.
  • noun A genus of beetles.
  • noun A calcareous earth; titanite.
  • noun Titanium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Titanic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of the giant gods in Greek mythology who preceded the Olympian gods.
  • proper noun The largest moon of the planet Saturn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person of exceptional importance and reputation
  • noun (Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus; the Titans were offspring of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth)
  • noun the largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, Helios, from Latin Tītān, from Greek.]

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From Ancient Greek Τιτάν (Titan).


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