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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 in consequence of this, the party on the high-screened seats in the kitchen was more numerous than usual; several personages, who would otherwise have been admitted into the parlour and enlarged the opportunity of hectoring and condescension for their betters, being content this evening to vary their enjoyment by taking their spirits-and-water where they could themselves hector and condescend in company that called for beer.
When Hector heard this he was glad, and went about among the Trojan ranks holding his spear by the middle to keep them back, and they all sat down at his bidding: but the Achaeans still aimed at him with stones and arrows, till Agamemnon shouted to them saying, "Hold, Argives, shoot not, sons of the Achaeans; Hector desires to speak.
Natty, had I known you were in ambush, I should not have fired,” cried the traveller, moving toward the spot where the deer lay—near to which he was followed by the delighted black, with his sleigh; “but the sound of old Hector was too exhilarating to be quiet; though I hardly think I struck him, either.