Ep·ic a. 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.
The epic poem treats of one great, complex action, in a grand style and with fullness of detail. --T. Arnold.
Ep·ic, n. An epic or heroic poem. See Epic, a.
adj 1: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary
(especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of
heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture" [syn: heroic,
2: constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a
literary epic; "epic tradition" [syn: epical]
n : a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds [syn: epic
poem, heroic poem, epos]