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TITAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Titan mean? 

TITAN (noun)
  The noun TITAN has 3 senses:

1. a person of exceptional importance and reputation
2. (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)
3. the largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere

  Familiarity information: TITAN used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TITAN (noun)


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Meaning:

A person of exceptional importance and reputation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

titan; behemoth; colossus; giant; heavyweight

Hypernyms ("titan" is a kind of...):

important person; influential person; personage (a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events)


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Meaning:

(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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Greek deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Titan"):

Epimetheus ((Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus; despite Prometheus's warning against gifts from Zeus he accepted Pandora as his wife)

Instance hyponyms:

Cronus ((Greek mythology) the supreme god until Zeus dethroned him; son of Uranus and Gaea in ancient Greek mythology; identified with Roman Saturn)

Hyperion ((Greek mythology) a Titan who was the son of Gaea and Uranus and the father of Helios and Selene and Eos in ancient mythology)

Oceanus ((Greek mythology) god of the stream that flowed around the earth in ancient mythology)

Cocus; Crius ((Greek mythology) one of the Titans)

Iapetus ((Greek mythology) the Titan who was father of Atlas and Epimetheus and Prometheus in ancient mythology)

Atlas ((Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders)

Prometheus ((Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him)


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Meaning:

The largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Instance hypernyms:

satellite (any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star)


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