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Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great

China's epic traffic jam vanished, AFP news story, Wednesday August 25, 2010.

An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other legendary or traditional hero

The Icelandic epic took all night to recite.

Of, or relating to, an epic

Beowulf is an epic poem.

Momentously heroic

The epic defense was rewarded with the highest military decorations.

A series of events considered appropriate to an epic

The book was an epic in four volumes.

a poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc
{a} containing narrative, heroic, noble
Extremely awesome, majestic, impressively great
1. A film, poem or book which is long and contains a lot of action, usually dealing with a historical subject.2. In the style of an epic.3. describes events that happen over a long period and involve a lot of action and difficulty.4. Extremely large
Of, or relating to an epic
a long, narrative poem in elevated style
a film which portrays a spectacle which often has historic or biblical significance The film Titanic is a modern day epic whereas Ben Hur is a epic film from an earlier era
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a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Diving company started in 1972 by L J "Pie" Rivet EPIC stands for: Excavation, Pipeline, Inspection, and Construction
adj Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size An adventure where everything seems to go wrong and the adventurers are constatnly put at risk
A wonderful experience And since the best experiences are on a bike this term is used to describe a fine ride "The trip down the mountain was epic "
An epic or heroic poem
Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary
An extended narrative poem, usually simple in construction, but grand in scope, exalted in style, and heroic in theme, often giving expression to the ideals of a nation or race Sidelight: Homer, the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, is sometimes referred to as the "Father of Epic Poetry " Based on the conventions he established, classical epics began with an argument and an invocation to a guiding spirit, then started the narrative in medias res In modern use, the term, "epic," is generally applied to all lengthy works on matters of great importance (See also Chanson de Geste, Cycle, Epopee, Epos, Heroic Quatrain) (Compare Ballad, Narrative, Tragedy) (Contrast Mock-Epic)
constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic; "epic tradition"
Explicitly-Parallel Instruction set Computing, an instruction set architecture where every dependency for an instruction is encoded into the instruction itself This has the potential to be faster as the compiler can encode the data dependencies in the instructions
Acronym for Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate processes in the coupled ocean-atmosphere system, a process-oriented study of the VAMOS element of CLIVAR EPIC focuses on the eastern Pacific Ocean, specifically the cold tongue ITCZ region and the stratus dreck region The goal is to understand coupled ocean-atmosphere processes in these regions with the intent of building toward better models and prediction [ http: //www cdc noaa gov/~ajr/epicwksh html] [ http: //www physics nmt edu/raymond/epic2001/overview/]
Having to do with large-scale battles An epic-scale scenario or set of rules is one dealing with big battles, in which each figure represents dozens or hundreds of actual combatants The opposite of epic-level is skirmish-level
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
A long narrative poem recounting actions, travels, adventures, and heroic episodes and written in a high style
constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic; "epic tradition
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a state program that pays part of the cost of prescription medicine for members over age 65
{i} long narrative poem; composition which resembles an epic; epic poetry
n A ride that must last for at least six hours and include at least three mechanicals that add at least an extra hour to the ride time Epics are usually started with a statement like "the trail is buff, should only take three hours " Similar to death march
Long narrative poem employing elevated language and telling of the deeds of a legendary or historical hero Epics often involve complex sequences of adventures as well as an underlying philosophical understanding of human actions, choices, fate, and the course of events
Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing The new "architecture technology" jointly defined by HP and Intel Foundation of the new 64-bit Instruction Set Architecture EPIC is analogous to CISC and RISC
A long, serious poem that tells the story of a heroic figure Two of the most famous epic poems are the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer, which tell about the Trojan War and the adventures of Odysseus on his voyage home after the war
{s} pertaining to a long narrative poem which tells of the adventures and feats of a single hero
An epic is a long book, poem, or film, whose story extends over a long period of time or tells of great events. the Middle High German epic, `Nibelungenlied', written about 1200 At three hours and 21 minutes, it is an over-long, standard Hollywood epic. Epic is also an adjective. epic narrative poems Like `Gone With The Wind' it's an unashamed epic romance
A long narrative poem celebrating the exploits of a heroic character
very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero
very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture" constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic; "epic tradition
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Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator EPIC is a simulation model used to determine the relationship between climate and crop growth It was developed by the Agricultural Research Service, Soil Conservation Service, and Economic Research Service of the U S Department of Agriculture
Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (Predicted by Intel to become the "standard" of computing with Merced, the new IA-64 CPU )
an extended narrative poem with a heroic or superhuman protagonist engaged in an action of great significance in a vast setting (often including the underworld and engaging the gods) Examples of epic poems are Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, John Milton's Paradise Lost, William Wordsworth's The Prelude, Elizabeth Barret Browning's Aurora Leigh, and T S Eliot's "The Waste Land "
Something that is epic is very large and impressive. Columbus's epic voyage of discovery. a book, poem, or film that tells a long story about brave actions and exciting events. Long, narrative poem in an elevated style that celebrates heroic achievement and treats themes of historical, national, religious, or legendary significance. Primary (or traditional) epics are shaped from the legends and traditions of a heroic age and are part of oral tradition; secondary (or literary) epics are written down from the beginning, and their poets adapt aspects of traditional epics. The poems of Homer are usually regarded as the first important epics and the main source of epic conventions in western Europe. These conventions include the centrality of a hero, sometimes semidivine; an extensive, perhaps cosmic, setting; heroic battle; extended journeying; and the involvement of supernatural beings. Aqhat Epic epic theatre Etana Epic
a film which portrays a spectacle which often has historic or biblical significance The film Titanic(1997) is a modern day epic whereas Ben Hur (1959) is a epic film from an earlier era
a long narrative poem about the deeds of a great hero The Odyssey is an epic about the deeds of Odysseus
a poem that celebrates, in a continuous narrative, the achievements of mighty heroes and heroines, usually in founding a nation or developing a culture, and uses elevated language and a grand, high style Close Window
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epic fail
An utter, total failure, in the sense of schadenfreude
epic fails
plural form of epic fail
epic fail
(deyim) Total failure
epic fail
(deyim) 1. When something can be seen to be a total failure 2. Completely failed attempt to do something that would be considered rather simple
Epic of Gilgamesh
epic Akkadian poem detailing the adventured of the hero Gilgamesh (the most complete edition was written during the 7th century BC)
epic film
film depicting the life and/or adventures of a hero
epic poem
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
epic simile
An extended simile elaborated in great detail. Also called Homeric simile
epic theatre
Dramatic form developed in Germany after World War I by Bertolt Brecht and others, intended to provoke rational thought rather than to create illusion. It presents loosely connected scenes often interrupted by direct addresses to the audience providing analysis, argument, or documentation. Brecht's goal was to use alienating or distancing effects to block the emotional responses of the audience members and force them to think objectively about the play. Actors were instructed to keep a distance between themselves and the characters they portrayed and to emphasize external actions rather than emotions
A cavity formed by the invagination of the outer wall of the body, as the atrium of an amphioxus and possibly the body cavity of vertebrates
national epic
An epic poem or similar work which seeks or is believed to capture and express the essence or spirit of a particular nation
Attributive form of national epic, noun
An epic
Aqhat Epic
Ancient West Semitic legend explaining the earth's barrenness during the dry summer months, known only in fragmentary form from three tablets excavated in northern Syria and dating to about the 14th century BC. It records the birth of a prince, Aqhat, in response to prayers. As a youth, Aqhat comes into possession of a bow intended for the goddess Anath and is killed by her when he refuses to part with it. His death brings famine, and his father and sister set out to avenge him, but there the text ends
Etana Epic
Ancient Mesopotamian myth concerning dynastic succession. The gods chose Etana as the first king, but his wife, though pregnant, could not give birth, and thus Etana had no heir. The god Shamash answered Etana's prayers by directing him to rescue a maimed eagle, which rewarded Etana by carrying him high up in the sky, near heaven, where Etana could obtain the birth plant to help his wife. Surviving texts are incomplete and divergent: in one version Etana makes it to heaven (but the text then breaks off); in another he falls to earth. A king named Etana ruled Kish in southern Mesopotamia sometime in the 3rd millennium BC
beast epic
A long, usually allegorical verse narrative in which the characters are animals with human feelings and motives
{i} in an epic manner
plural of epic