titanically

titanic

2 [tahy-tan-ik]
adjective
1.
(initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Titans.
2.
Also, titan. of enormous size, strength, power, etc.; gigantic.

Origin:
1650–60; < Greek Tītānikós. See Titan, -ic

titanically, adverb
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titanic1 (taɪˈtænɪk)
 
adj
of or containing titanium, esp in the tetravalent state

titanic2 (taɪˈtænɪk)
 
adj
possessing or requiring colossal strength: a titanic battle
 
ti'tanically2
 
adv

Titanic (taɪˈtænɪk)
 
n
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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Titanic definition


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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