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hero
  • 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
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hero of alexandria
  • n  Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
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hero sandwich
  • 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
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herod
  • n  king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)
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herod the great
  • n  king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)
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herodotus
  • n  the ancient Greek known as the father of history; his accounts of the wars between the Greeks and Persians are the first known examples of historical writing (485-425 BC)
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heroic couplet
  • n  a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentameter and written in an elevated style
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heroic meter
  • n  a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
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heroic stanza
  • n  a quatrain consisting of two heroic couplets written in an elevated style; the rhyme scheme is abab
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heroic verse
  • n  a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
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heroica puebla de zaragoza
  • n  a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico City) on the edge of central Mexican plateau
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heroics
  • n  ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct
    heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood
  • n  a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
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heroin
  • n  a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
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