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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds;
[syn: epic poem, heroic poem, epic, epos]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale);
- Example: "an epic voyage"
- Example: "of heroic proportions"
- Example: "heroic sculpture"
[syn: epic, heroic, larger-than-life]

2. constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic;
- Example: "epic tradition"
[syn: epic, epical]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Epic \Ep"ic\, a. [L. epicus, Gr. ?, from ? a word, speech, tale, song; akin to L. vox voice: cf. F. ['e]pique. See Voice.] Narrated in a grand style; pertaining to or designating a kind of narrative poem, usually called an heroic poem, in which real or fictitious events, usually the achievements of some hero, are narrated in an elevated style. [1913 Webster] The epic poem treats of one great, complex action, in a grand style and with fullness of detail. --T. Arnold. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Epic \Ep"ic\, n. An epic or heroic poem. See Epic, a. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

epic adj 1: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture" [syn: epic, heroic, larger-than-life] 2: constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic; "epic tradition" [syn: epic, epical] n 1: a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds [syn: epic poem, heroic poem, epic, epos]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "epic": English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, account, alba, anacreontic, anecdotage, anecdote, balada, ballad, ballade, bucolic, canso, chanson, chronicle, clerihew, dirge, dithyramb, eclogue, elegy, epigram, epithalamium, epode, epopee, epopoeia, epos, georgic, ghazel, haiku, idyll, jingle, limerick, lyric, madrigal, monody, narration, narrative, narrative poem, nursery rhyme, ode, palinode, pastoral, pastoral elegy, pastorela, pastourelle, poem, prothalamium, rhyme, rondeau, rondel, roundel, roundelay, saga, satire, sestina, sloka, song, sonnet, sonnet sequence, story, tale, tanka, tenso, tenzone, threnody, triolet, troubadour poem, verse, verselet, versicle, villanelle, virelay, yarn
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EPIC Eclipse PERL Integration Project (Eclipse, PERL)
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EPIC Electronic Privacy Information Center (cryptography)
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EPIC Embedded Platform for Industrial Computing
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EPIC European Public sector Information systems Conference
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EPIC Explicit Parallelism Instruction Computing (Intel, CPU, VLIW)