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n. Greek Mythology
A Trojan prince, the eldest son of Priam and Hecuba, killed by Achilles in Homer's Iliad.
[Latin Hectōr, from Greek Hektōr.]
v. hec·tored, hec·tor·ing, hec·tors
To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
To behave like a bully; swagger.
[From earlier Hector, valiant warrior, swaggerer, after Hector.]
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a son of King Priam of Troy, who was killed by Achilles
to bully or torment
Also : hectorer a blustering bully
[C17: after Hector (the son of Priam), in the sense: a bully]
ˈhectoringly, ˈhectorly adv
1. to harass or urge by bullying.v.i.
2. to act in a bullying way.n.
3. a bully.
[1655–65; after Hector]
the eldest son of Priam and greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, in the course of which he was killed by Achilles.
Past participle: hectored
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|Noun||1.||Hector - (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|Verb||1.||hector - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"|
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
1. To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example:
hector[ˈhɛktər] vt → harceler
vt (liter: = bully) → tyrannisieren