(noun, adjective)


1. very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

- an epic voyage

Similar word(s): big, large, heroic

2. constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic

- epic tradition

Similar word(s): epical

Sentences with epic as an adjective:

- Beowulf is an epic poem.

- The epic defense was rewarded with the highest military decorations

- China's epic traffic jam "vanished" — AFP news story, Wednesday August 25, 2010

- The after-prom party was epic.


1. a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds

Similar word(s): epos

Definition categories: communication, poem

Sentences with epic as a noun:

- The Icelandic epic took all night to recite.

- The book was an epic in four volumes.