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Definition 1: a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds - [noun denoting communication]

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(epic is a kind of ...) a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines

(... is a kind of epic ) Old French epic poems

(... is a kind of epic ) (in ancient Greece) an epic poem adapted for recitation

(... is a kind of epic ) a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter

(... is an instance of epic) an epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War; provides an illustrious historical background for the Roman Empire

(... is an instance of epic) a narrative epic poem written by Dante

(... is an instance of epic) a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy

(... is an instance of epic) a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy

(... is an instance of epic) an epic poem written in Middle High German and based on the legends of Siegfried and Teutonic kings

Definition 2: constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where epic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • epic tradition

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Definition 3: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where epic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an epic voyage
  • of heroic proportions
  • heroic sculpture

Synonyms for epic in the sense of this definition

(epic is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

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