Definition of epic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈepɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈepɪk//
    [usually before noun]
    jump to other results
  1. 1having the features of an epic an epic poem compare lyric
  2. 2taking place over a long period of time and involving a lot of difficulties an epic journey/struggle
  3. 3very great and impressive a tragedy of epic proportions
  4. 4(informal) very good, impressive or enjoyable The party was epic! I went to an epic festival last summer.
  5. Word Originlate 16th cent. (as an adjective): via Latin from Greek epikos, from epos ‘word, song’, related to eipein ‘say’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: epic

Other results

All matches