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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective ti*tan"ic
Of or relating to Titans, or fabled giants of ancient mythology; hence, enormous in size or strength; as, Titanic structures.
noun Ti*tan"ic
The name of a large ocean liner which hit an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage from England to New York in 1912, with the loss of hundreds of lives. Also, the name of several movies made about the incident.
adjective ti*tan"ic
Of or pertaining to titanium; derived from, or containing, titanium; specifically, designating those compounds of titanium in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with the titanous compounds.

Etymology: Cf. F. titanique

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  1. Of great force or power

From Titan +‎ -ic.

  1. RMS Titanic, a cruise liner that sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg.
  2. (by extension) A venture that fails spectacularly, especially one perceived as overconfident.

Titanic was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Titanic

Titanic Thompson was a hustler, gambler, golfer, hustling, and gambling. Titanic was given the name Alvin Clarence Thomas on November 30th, 1893 in Monett, Missouri, USA. Titanic is also known as Titanic Thompson. He left this life on May 19th, 1974.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Titanic

Musicians of the RMS Titanic was a pianist, cellist, violinist, piano, and cello. Musicians was given the name Theodore Ronald Brailey on October 25th, 1887 in Dumfries, Scotland. They passed away on April 15th, 1912.


Morris Titanic is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1970 to 1980. Morris was born on January 7th, 1953 in Toronto.


Jinx Titanic is a theater music, punk rock, rockabilly, pop rock, alternative rock, and incidental music composer, singing, songwriter, music artist (occupation), author, actor, and comedian. He plays Human voice, Piano, and Keyboard instrument. Jinx was given the name John Patrick Kamys on September 21st, 1968 in Chicago. Jinx is also known as Jinx Titanic.


Pete was born on August 13th, 1920. He left this life on January 20th, 2014.


Fun Facts about the name Titanic

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  • Weird things about the name Titanic: Your name in reverse order is Cinatit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ittcnia. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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