Word of the Day
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/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /

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  • hero hero  /ˈhɪ roʊ/ ?  a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength

    hero meaning(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

    Synonym(s)

    hero usage(s)

    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.
  • hero of alexandria hero of alexandria  Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine…
  • hero sandwich hero sandwich  a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled…
  • hero worship hero worship  admiration for great men (or their memory)
  • hero worshiper hero worshiper  someone who worships heroes
  • hero worshipper hero worshipper  someone who worships heroes
  • hero-worship hero-worship  love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
  • herod herod  /ˈhɛ rəd/ ?  king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering…
  • herod the great herod the great  king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus…
  • herodotus herodotus  the ancient Greek known as the father of history; his accounts of the wars between…
  • heroes heroes  /ˈhɪ roʊz/ ?  a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
  • heroic heroic  /hɪ ˈroʊ ɪk/ ?  of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
  • heroic couplet heroic couplet  a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentameter and written…
  • heroic meter heroic meter  a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic…
  • heroic poem heroic poem  a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  • heroic poetry heroic poetry  poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero
  • heroic stanza heroic stanza  a quatrain consisting of two heroic couplets written in an elevated style;…
  • heroic tale heroic tale  a story of an adventure
  • heroic verse heroic verse  a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic…
  • heroica puebla de zaragoza heroica puebla de zaragoza  a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico…
  • heroical heroical  /hɪ ˈrəʊ ɪ kəl/ ?  having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
  • heroically heroically  /ˌhɪ ˈroʊ ɪk li/ ?  in a heroic manner
  • heroics heroics  /hɪ ˈroʊ ɪks/ ?  ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct
  • heroin heroin  /ˈhɛ roʊ ən/ ?  a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative;…
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