epic definition

  • noun:
    • a prolonged narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or conventional hero.
    • A literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.
    • a few events considered appropriate to an epic: the epic of Old western.
    • a protracted narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or standard hero.
    • A literary or remarkable composition that resembles a prolonged narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.
    • a long narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or any other famous or standard hero.
    • A series of events considered proper to an epic: the epic regarding the Old western.
    • a number of events considered appropriate to an epic.
    • a long narrative poem in increased or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (brave epic) or other celebrated or standard hero.
    • a number of activities considered proper to an epic.
    • An epic or brave poem. See epic, a.
    • A narrative poem of increased character, describing usually the exploits of heroes; an epic poem. See I.
    • An epic or brave poem. See epic, a.
    • an extended narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
    • A narrative poem of elevated personality, explaining generally the exploits of heroes; an epic poem. See I.
    • an extended narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
    • a long narrative poem in increased or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or old-fashioned hero.
    • A literary or remarkable composition that resembles a prolonged narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.
    • a long narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or old-fashioned hero.
    • A literary or dramatic structure that resembles a prolonged narrative poem celebrating brave feats.
    • a few occasions considered proper to an epic: the epic of the Old western.
    • a long narrative poem in increased or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other renowned or old-fashioned hero.
    • a number of occasions considered appropriate to an epic.
    • An epic or heroic poem. See epic, a.
    • some occasions considered proper to an epic: the epic regarding the Old western.
    • A narrative poem of elevated personality, explaining generally the exploits of heroes; an epic poem. See I.
    • An extended narrative poem in increased or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (brave epic) or other legendary or old-fashioned hero.
    • A series of events considered appropriate to an epic.
    • An epic or heroic poem. See epic, a.
    • an extended narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
    • A narrative poem of elevated character, explaining usually the exploits of heroes; an epic poem. See I.
    • an extended narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  • adjective:
    • Of, constituting, having to do with, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem.
    • Surpassing the typical or ordinary, especially in range or dimensions: "A Massive musical panorama . . . it needs an epic music comprehension to get it done justice” ( Tim Page).
    • Heroic and impressive in quality: "within the courtroom . . . there was more of that epic environment, the extra amperage of an unique moment” ( Scott Turow).
    • Of, constituting, regarding, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem.
    • Of, or relating to, an epic.
    • Surpassing the typical or ordinary, particularly in range or dimensions: "A vast musical panorama . . . it takes an epic musical understanding to get it done justice” ( Tim Page).
    • Momentously brave; grand in scale or personality
    • Heroic and impressive in high quality: "in the courtroom . . . there clearly was more of that epic environment, the additional amperage of a special minute” ( Scott Turow).
    • Extending beyond the most common or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
    • Narrated in a grand design; pertaining to or designating some sort of narrative poem, typically called an heroic poem, for which genuine or fictitious activities, often the accomplishments of some hero, tend to be narrated in an elevated style.
    • Of, or associated with, an epic.
    • Momentously heroic; grand in scale or character
    • Extending beyond the typical or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
    • very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    • Narrated in a grand design; pertaining to or designating a type of narrative poem, frequently called an heroic poem, in which genuine or fictitious activities, often the achievements of some hero, are narrated in an increased design.
    • constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic
    • very imposing or impressive; surpassing the normal (especially in size or scale)
    • constituting or relating to or suggestive of a literary epic
    • Of, constituting, having to do with, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem.
    • Surpassing the usual or ordinary, especially in scope or dimensions: "A Massive musical panorama . . . it takes an epic musical comprehension to get it done justice” ( Tim Webpage).
    • Heroic and impressive in quality: "Here in the courtroom . . . there was more of that epic atmosphere, the extra amperage of a special moment” ( Scott Turow).
    • Of, or relating to, an epic.
    • Momentously brave; grand in scale or personality
    • Extending beyond the most common or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
    • Narrated in a grand design; with respect to or designating a type of narrative poem, usually called an heroic poem, which genuine or fictitious occasions, usually the accomplishments of some hero, tend to be narrated in an increased style.
    • Of, constituting, regarding, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem.
    • Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size: "A vast musical panorama . . . it requires an epic musical understanding to do it justice” ( Tim Page).
    • Heroic and impressive in quality: "Here in the courtroom . . . there clearly was a lot more of that epic atmosphere, the excess amperage of a particular minute” ( Scott Turow).
    • very imposing or impressive; surpassing the normal (especially in size or scale)
    • Of, or relating to, an epic.
    • Momentously brave; grand in scale or character
    • expanding beyond the typical or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
    • Narrated in a grand design; pertaining to or designating a type of narrative poem, usually called an heroic poem, for which genuine or fictitious activities, usually the accomplishments of some hero, are narrated in an elevated style.
    • constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic
    • really imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    • constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic
  • others:
    • regarding or constituting an epos or heroic poem; narrating at size plus metrical form as a poetic whole with subordination of components a few brave accomplishments or of activities under supernatural assistance.
    • ergo Of brave character or quality; bold in action; imposing.
    • with respect to or constituting an epos or heroic poem; narrating at size plus in metrical kind as a poetic whole with subordination of components a number of brave accomplishments or of occasions under supernatural guidance.
    • therefore Of heroic personality or high quality; strong in action; imposing.
    • with respect to or constituting an epos or heroic poem; narrating at size plus metrical form as a poetic whole with subordination of parts some brave achievements or of activities under supernatural guidance.
    • therefore Of brave personality or quality; strong for action; imposing.
    • regarding or constituting an epos or heroic poem; narrating at size and in metrical form as a poetic entire with subordination of components some heroic achievements or of occasions under supernatural guidance.
    • thus Of heroic character or high quality; bold for action; imposing.

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