heroes heroes  /ˈhɪ roʊz/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  1. For 2007, PTI's annual celebration of heroes spotlights the most innovative and influential protectors of the planet.
  2. From hometown idols to global icons, our heroes give us a new perspective on life, lead by the example of their own and urge us on to ever greater achievements.

News

  1. MedAssets Hire Heroes USA 5K ‘Race for Heroes’ Raises Over $100,000 to Help Create Job Opportunities for U.S. Military ...

    MedAssets, Inc. and Hire Heroes USA hosted their first annual 5K ‘Race for Heroes’ on Saturday morning, June 15, 2013 in Alpharetta, Georgia, and by all accounts it was an amazing
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. MARVEL HEROES - REVIEW

    ?21 JUN 2013 Marvel Heroes attempts to combine the frenetic action combat of Diablo with the persistent world of an MMO, but does it succeed? Don't have IGN Prime?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: IGN Guides

  3. Company of Heroes 2 Multiplayer Previewed in New Dev Diary

    Company of Heroes 2 will be released for PC next week, but that almost wasn’t the case. The game was caught in the turmoil of the THQ bankruptcy late last year, being delayed along with other THQ games such as …
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WebProNews

Quotes

  1. McCain replied: "I don't think I did anything that any other American wouldn't do and the great honor and privilege of my life was to serve in the company of heroes and to observe a thousand acts of courage and compassion and love."
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "All I'm saying is it's hard to believe," Cummings said of Clemens' claims Pettitte "misheard" him. "It's hard to believe you, sir. You're one of my heroes, but it's hard to believe."
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Elijah Cummings Source: Times Herald-Record

  3. Mr Obama said: "The sheer improbability of this victory is part of what makes D-Day so memorable. Long after our time on this Earth has passed, one word will still bring forth the pride and awe of men and women who will never meet the heroes who sit...
    on Jun 7, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Mirror.co.uk

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