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Definitions of hero

  1. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or illustrious person. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or the person who has the principal share in the transactions related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey, and Aeneas in the Aeneid. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A man of distinguished courage, moral or physical; as, every man is a hero to someone; the chief character in a play, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. (orig.) A warrior, a demigod: a man of distinguished bravery: any illustrious person: the principal figure in any history or work of fiction:-fem. HEROINE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A man of great bravery; chief person of a narrative. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A man eminent for courage; anciently, a demigod. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The chief male figure of a poem, play, or novel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A man descended from a divinity, and ranked afterwards among the gods; a clear-seeing, self-reliant, self-sufficient, valiant man; a great, illustrious, or extraordinary person; the principal personage in a poem, romance, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A man who displays remarkable intrepidity, enterprise, or courage in matters connected with danger or suffering; the principal character in a poem or tale. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Heroine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for hero

  1. Well spoken, my hero – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  2. Our hero smiled as he waved his hand to his companions, and, turning away, was soon lost to sight among the bushes. – Hunting the Lions by R.M. Ballantyne
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