1. [ noun ] (verse,writing) a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Synonyms: epic_poem heroic_poem epos
Related terms: poem Iliad nibelungenlied chanson_de_geste Odyssey heroic_verse rhapsody divina_commedia Aeneid
2. [ adjective ] very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
Synonyms: heroic larger-than-life

"an epic voyage" "of heroic proportions" "heroic sculpture"

Related terms: large
3. [ adjective ] constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic
Synonyms: epical

"epic tradition"

Related terms: epic_poem epic_poem
Similar spelling:   epoch