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Hec·tor

 (hĕk′tər)
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.]

hec·tor

 (hĕk′tər)
n.
A bully.
v. hec·tored, hec·tor·ing, hec·tors
v.tr.
To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
v.intr.
To behave like a bully; swagger.

[From earlier Hector, valiant warrior, swaggerer, after Hector.]

Hector

(ˈhɛktə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a son of King Priam of Troy, who was killed by Achilles

hector

(ˈhɛktə)
vb
to bully or torment
n
Also : hectorer a blustering bully
[C17: after Hector (the son of Priam), in the sense: a bully]
ˈhectoring adj
ˈhectoringly, ˈhectorly adv
ˈhectorism n
ˈhectorship n

hec•tor

(ˈhɛk tər)
v.t.
1. to harass or urge by bullying.
v.i.
2. to act in a bullying way.
n.
3. a bully.
[1655–65; after Hector]

Hec•tor

(ˈhɛk tər)

n.
the eldest son of Priam and greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, in the course of which he was killed by Achilles.

hector


Past participle: hectored
Gerund: hectoring

Imperative
hector
hector
Present
I hector
you hector
he/she/it hectors
we hector
you hector
they hector
Preterite
I hectored
you hectored
he/she/it hectored
we hectored
you hectored
they hectored
Present Continuous
I am hectoring
you are hectoring
he/she/it is hectoring
we are hectoring
you are hectoring
they are hectoring
Present Perfect
I have hectored
you have hectored
he/she/it has hectored
we have hectored
you have hectored
they have hectored
Past Continuous
I was hectoring
you were hectoring
he/she/it was hectoring
we were hectoring
you were hectoring
they were hectoring
Past Perfect
I had hectored
you had hectored
he/she/it had hectored
we had hectored
you had hectored
they had hectored
Future
I will hector
you will hector
he/she/it will hector
we will hector
you will hector
they will hector
Future Perfect
I will have hectored
you will have hectored
he/she/it will have hectored
we will have hectored
you will have hectored
they will have hectored
Future Continuous
I will be hectoring
you will be hectoring
he/she/it will be hectoring
we will be hectoring
you will be hectoring
they will be hectoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hectoring
you have been hectoring
he/she/it has been hectoring
we have been hectoring
you have been hectoring
they have been hectoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hectoring
you will have been hectoring
he/she/it will have been hectoring
we will have been hectoring
you will have been hectoring
they will have been hectoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hectoring
you had been hectoring
he/she/it had been hectoring
we had been hectoring
you had been hectoring
they had been hectoring
Conditional
I would hector
you would hector
he/she/it would hector
we would hector
you would hector
they would hector
Past Conditional
I would have hectored
you would have hectored
he/she/it would have hectored
we would have hectored
you would have hectored
they would have hectored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hector - (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan WarHector - (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Verb1.hector - be bossy towardshector - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
domineer, tyrannise, tyrannize - rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"

hector

verb bully, harass, browbeat, worry, threaten, menace, intimidate, ride roughshod over, bullyrag I suppose you'll hector me until I phone him.

hector

noun
One who is habitually cruel to smaller or weaker people:
Archaic: brave.
verb
1. To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example:
Informal: strong-arm.
2. To torment with persistent insult or ridicule:
Informal: needle, ride.
Idiom: wave the red flag in front of the bull.
Translations
Hektor
Hektor
Hector

Hector

[ˈhektəʳ] NHéctor

hector

[ˈhektəʳ]
A. VTintimidar con bravatas
B. VIechar bravatas

hector

[ˈhɛktər] vtharceler

hector

vt (liter: = bully) → tyrannisieren

Hector

[ˈhɛktəʳ] nEttore m

hector

[ˈhɛktəʳ] vtfare il prepotente con
References in classic literature ?
And now the Trojans would have been routed and driven back into Ilius, had not Priam's son Helenus, wisest of augurs, said to Hector and Aeneas, "Hector and Aeneas, you two are the mainstays of the Trojans and Lycians, for you are foremost at all times, alike in fight and counsel; hold your ground here, and go about among the host to rally them in front of the gates, or they will fling themselves into the arms of their wives, to the great joy of our foes.
And Hector shouted to the Trojans, "Trojans and allies, be men, my friends, and fight with might and main, while I go to Ilius and tell the old men of our council and our wives to pray to the gods and vow hecatombs in their honour.
Now when Hector reached the Scaean gates and the oak tree, the wives and daughters of the Trojans came running towards him to ask after their sons, brothers, kinsmen, and husbands: he told them to set about praying to the gods, and many were made sorrowful as they heard him.
When Hector got there, his fond mother came up to him with Laodice the fairest of her daughters.
And Hector answered, "Honoured mother, bring no wine, lest you unman me and I forget my strength.
While they were thus praying to the daughter of great Jove, Hector went to the fair house of Alexandrus, which he had built for him by the foremost builders in the land.
And Hector answered, "Bid me not be seated, Helen, for all the goodwill you bear me.
Then Hector left her, and forthwith was at his own house.
Hector had named him Scamandrius, but the people called him Astyanax, for his father stood alone as chief guardian of Ilius.
And Hector answered, "Wife, I too have thought upon all this, but with what face should I look upon the Trojans, men or women, if I shirked battle like a coward?
His father and mother laughed to see him, but Hector took the helmet from his head and laid it all gleaming upon the ground.
When she reached her home she found her maidens within, and bade them all join in her lament; so they mourned Hector in his own house though he was yet alive, for they deemed that they should never see him return safe from battle, and from the furious hands of the Achaeans.