hero : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
- n the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
- n someone who fights for a cause
- n Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
- n (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
- n (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
- 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
- For 2007, PTI's annual celebration of heroes spotlights the most innovative and influential protectors of the planet.
- Our fifth annual list of the world's most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more.
- What Makes a Hero? In this special issue, an honor roll of European, African and Middle Eastern heroes, PTI salutes those people who remind us what it means to make a difference.
News & Articles
- Hero's story starts with a dog tag
Hero's story starts with a dog tag Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:31 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Halfmoon A town historian helped uncover an epic story of a Civil War soldier who was mortally wounded while carrying his regiment's flag during the bloodiest battle on American ...
June 13, 2013 - Albany Times Union
- ‘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.
June 11, 2013 - New York Magazine
- 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 ...
June 11, 2013 - Time Magazine
- Dan Gilbert in The Associated Press
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...
- George HW Bush in Los Angeles Times
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...
- Wesley Clark in FrontPage magazine.com
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."