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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.’
- ‘The rest of Saturn's moons are named after individual Titans like Enceladus and Mimas.’
- ‘In Greek mythology, he had been torn apart by Titans but was always regenerated, like the vines in spring.’
- ‘Thrust it down, below the depths of Tartarus, into the lightless prison of the Titans!’
- ‘They survived the war between the Titans and the Olympians and became servants of Zeus.’
- 1.1as noun a titan A person or thing of very great strength, intellect, or importance:‘a titan of American industry’
giant, mammoth, colossus, leviathan, behemoth, titan, brobdingnagian, monstrosityView synonyms
- ‘The 1919 winner of the award at the age of 49 was Marcel Proust, a titan in French literature of that age.’
- ‘The guy is a titan of jazz piano and you couldn't have asked for a greater contrast with this gig.’
- ‘This show made it clear that before he became a titan of avant-garde theater, Beck was a painter of force and poetic invention.’
- ‘The other is a titan of British acting, whose friends include Neil Tennant and Lily Savage.’
- ‘Elvis was a titan, a heroic everyman, an emblem of America's true greatness.’
- ‘He is a titan of a man and is the best runner I know apart from Colin Jackson whom I met once.’
- ‘Some say he is ‘a titan of three-chord classic rock’.’
- ‘Dan has returned from his vacation: rested, refreshed and ready to resume his rightful place as a titan of the blogosphere.’
- ‘Rather, we give you the handful of interesting links that will, in time, make you a titan of convergence.’
- ‘He was a titan in America's steel, aluminum, and magnesium industries and was even involved in health care.’
- ‘Abrams is a titan - you don't run groundbreaking shows by rolling over and toeing the company line.’
- ‘He saw himself as a titan, a giant among his peers, towering above the rest of the pack.’
- ‘To get a sense of Powell's post-government marketability, I paid a visit to a titan of that industry, Nels Olson.’
- ‘The charismatic and determined CEO who set out to build a titan has now assumed a defensive posture and is working to keep her creation in one piece.’
- ‘Covering a titan like Bowie is always dangerous, but Jorge rises to the task and manages to make the songs his own.’
- ‘Clarke Carlisle, a titan in the Leeds rearguard, cut it out at the expense of a corner, and the tone for what followed was set.’
- ‘If this monstrous juggernaut of metal and circuitry wasn't a titan, he didn't know what was.’
- ‘Where once he was a titan, today he appears to have lost political and personal bearings.’
- ‘Once finished, a titan claws its way from the ground and starts off on a tear towards your enemy's town, where it slaughters anything in its path.’
- ‘He was a titan on the stage; he was also an outstanding teacher.’
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