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Hero meaning

hero - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A man of great bravery; chief person of a narrative.
  5. 5. Heroine.

hero - examples of usage

  1. He sent me a book- a novel- and I know he meant me to think the hero himself. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Why, hasn't he shown himself to be a hero? - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. It was horrible to be an interesting hero under false pretences. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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