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her·o·ine

 (hĕr′ō-ĭn)
n.
1. A woman noted for courage and daring action.
2. A woman noted for special achievement in a particular field.
3. The principal female character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.

[Latin hērōīnē, hērōīna, from Greek hērōīnē, feminine of hērōs, hero; see hero.]

heroine

(ˈhɛrəʊɪn)
n
1. a woman possessing heroic qualities
2. a woman idealized for possessing superior qualities
3. the main female character in a novel, play, film, etc

her•o•ine

(ˈhɛr oʊ ɪn)

n.
1. a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.
2. the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc.
[1650–60; < Latin hērōīnē < Greek hērōinē, feminine of hḗrōs hero; see -ine4]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heroine - the main good female character in a work of fictionheroine - the main good female character in a work of fiction
persona, theatrical role, role, character, part - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
2.heroine - a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"

heroine

noun
1. protagonist, leading lady, diva, prima donna, female lead, lead actress, principal female character The heroine is a senior TV executive.
2. star, celebrity, goddess, celeb (informal), megastar (informal), woman of the hour The heroine of the day was the winner of the Gold medal.
3. idol, favourite, pin-up (slang), fave (informal) I still remember my childhood heroines.
Translations
hrdinka
heltinde
sankaritar
heroina
hősnő
ヒロイン
여자 영웅
hrdinka
junakjunakinja
hjältinna
วีรสตรี
nữ anh hùng

heroine

[ˈherəʊɪn] Nheroína f; [of film, book] → protagonista f, personaje m principal

heroine

[ˈhɛrəʊɪn] nhéroïne f (femme)
the heroine of the novel → l'héroïne du roman
she was my heroine → c'était mon héroïneheroin user nhéroïnomane mf

heroine

nHeldin f; (esp Theat also) → Heroine f

heroine

[ˈhɛrəʊɪn] neroina

hero

(ˈhiərəu) plural ˈheroes: feminine heroine (ˈherouin) noun
1. a man or boy admired (by many people) for his brave deeds. The boy was regarded as a hero for saving his friend's life.
2. the chief male person in a story, play etc. The hero of this book is a young American boy called Tom Sawyer.
heroic (hiˈrəuik) adjective
1. very brave. heroic deeds.
2. of heroes. heroic tales.
heˈroically adverb
heroism (ˈherəuizm) noun
great bravery. The policeman was given a medal in recognition of his heroism.
ˈhero-worship noun
very great, sometimes too great, admiration for a person.
verb
to show such admiration for (someone). The boy hero-worshipped the footballer.

the heroine (not heroin) of the story.

heroine

بَطَلَة hrdinka heltinde Heldin ηρωίδα heroína sankaritar héroïne heroina eroina ヒロイン 여자 영웅 heldin heltinne bohaterka heroína героиня hjältinna วีรสตรี kadın kahraman nữ anh hùng 女英雄
References in classic literature ?
How graciously Amy critisized the artistic parts of the story, and offered hints for a sequel, which unfortunately couldn't be carried out, as the hero and heroine were dead.
I suppose no woman could have been further in person, voice, and temperament from Dumas' appealing heroine than the veteran actress who first acquainted me with her.
There are no words to describe her save the old ones that have served so often to picture the bygone heroine of romance and the fair lady of our dreams.
And, therefore, since we have been unfortunate enough to introduce our heroine at so inauspicious a juncture, we would entreat for a mood of due solemnity in the spectators of her fate.
With the native chuckleheadedness of the heroine of romance, she preferred the poor and obscure lover.
Her wonderful travels, and the strange countries she had seen, and the adventures she had had, made her a marvel and a heroine of romance.
We are familiar with the heroine of romance whose foot is so exquisitely shaped that the coarsest shoe cannot conceal its perfections, and one always cherishes a doubt of the statement; yet it is true that Rebecca's peculiar and individual charm seemed wholly independent of accessories.
Yes: I remember her hero had run off, and never been heard of for three years; and the heroine was married.
Indeed, there is no relative of hero or heroine too humble or stupid for such a novelist as the great Balzac.
Mat treated the objection with great contempt, and averred in reply, that he made the slaves black in order to obtain a striking effect of contrast, and that, could he have derived a similar advantage from making his heroine blue, blue she should have been.
Her imagination was already busy upon a drama, of which she was the heroine and Smilash the hero, though, with the real man before her, she could not indulge herself by attributing to him quite as much gloomy grandeur of character as to a wholly ideal personage.
If the veil of melancholy over those adorable features had not still appeared to the young man as the last trace of the weird drama in whose toils that mysterious child was struggling, he could have believed that Christine was not its heroine at all.