epic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"epic" in British English

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epicnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈep.ɪk/
a ​film, ​poem, or ​book that is ​long and ​contains a lot of ​action, usually ​dealing with a ​historicalsubject: It's one of those ​oldHollywood epics with a ​cast of thousands.

epicadjective

uk   us   /ˈep.ɪk/
in the ​style of an epic: an epic film about the ​Roman Empire used to ​describeevents that ​happen over a ​longperiod and ​involve a lot of ​action and ​difficulty: an epic journey/​struggle informal extremelylarge: The ​problem of ​inflation has ​reached epic proportions.
(Definition of epic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"epic" in American English

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epicnoun [C]

 us   /ˈep·ɪk/
a ​book or ​movie that is ​long and ​contains a lot of ​action, usually about a ​subject from the past literature An epic is also a ​longpoem about ​events in the past, often ​involvinggods or ​kings and ​queens: The Iliad is the most ​famous Greek epic.

epicadjective

 us   /ˈep·ɪk/
happening over a ​longperiod and ​including a lot of ​difficulties: an epic ​struggle to ​achieveequality for ​AfricanAmericans
(Definition of epic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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