n. & adj.
1 a long poem narrating the adventures or deeds of one or more heroic or legendary figures, e.g. the Iliad, Paradise Lost.
2 an imaginative work of any form, embodying a nation's conception of its past history.
3 a book or film based on an epic narrative or heroic in type or scale.
4 a subject fit for recital in an epic.
1 of or like an epic.
2 grand, heroic.
epical adj. epically adv.
Etymology: L epicus f. Gk epikos f. epos word, song

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