Meaning of epic

ep•ic

Pronunciation: (ep'ik), [key]
— adj.
—n.
  1. an epic poem.
  2. epic poetry.
  3. any composition resembling an epic.
  4. something worthy to form the subject of an epic: The defense of the Alamo is an American epic.
  5. (cap.) Also calledthe Greek dialect represented in the Iliad and the Odyssey, apparently Aeolic modified by Ionic.
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