hero hero  /ˈhɪ roʊ/


  1. (n) a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
  2. (n) the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
  3. (n) someone who fights for a cause
  4. (n) Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
  5. (n) (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
  6. (n) (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
  7. (n) 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


  1. For 2007, PTI's annual celebration of heroes spotlights the most innovative and influential protectors of the planet.
  2. Our fifth annual list of the world's most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more.
  3. Today, still dashing in his uniform, Giap modestly rejects the notion that these military feats made him a hero.


  1. ‘Hero’ and ‘Traitor’ Are Not the Only Options

    Hero? Traitor? Lover? Sinner? Plays his music in the sun. Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor? Everyone seems to want to know . And we totally understand why politicians and other notable people are being asked to choose — you're getting a strong headline either way.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Hero or Bad Boyfriend? Edward Snowden and the Personalization of Public Debate

    Edward Snowden, leaker of the NSA surveillance programs, is a hero. No, he’s a narcissistic criminal. Scratch that, he’s totally a hero. Far from it: he’s an alienated loner, a traitor, a bad boyfriend. But also? A smokin’ hottie! Barely a day after Snowden revealed himself as the source who gave information to the Guardian about phone and Internet data collection, the debate over privacy and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Tuned In

  3. Hero dog that lost snout returns to Philippines

    A hero dog treated at the UC Davis vet hospital after a horrendous crash is finally back home in the Philippines.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KFSN-TV Fresno

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  1. "As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier," Gilbert wrote. "This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Dan Gilbert Source: The Associated Press

  2. Former President George HW Bush, who was commander in chief in 1991, said, "We already knew he was a hero, one who helped lead our way to a historic victory in the Gulf, but now his family and countrymen know - and history will finally record - that...
    on Aug 2, 2009 By: George HW Bush Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. In a television interview a few weeks ago, Clark called McCain "a hero to me" and then said this: "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president."
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Wesley Clark Source: FrontPage magazine.com

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