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He·ro 1

 (hîr′ō)
n. Greek Mythology
A priestess of Aphrodite beloved by Leander.

He·ro 2

 (hē′rō, hîr′ō) or He·ron (hē′rŏn′) First century ad.
Alexandrian scientist who invented many water-driven and steam-driven machines and devised a formula for deriving the area of a triangle from the lengths of its sides.

he·ro

 (hîr′ō)
n. pl. he·roes
1. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses who were heroes in an unpopular war.
2. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine. See Synonyms at celebrity.
3. The principal character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.
4. In mythology and legend, an individual, often a man of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for bold exploits, and favored by the gods.

[Early Modern English heroe, back-formation from heroes, heroes, from Latin hērōēs, pl. of hērōs, demigod, heroic man, from Greek; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

hero

(ˈhɪərəʊ)
n, pl -roes
1. a man distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude, etc
2. a man who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field
3. (Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a being of extraordinary strength and courage, often the offspring of a mortal and a god, who is celebrated for his exploits
4. the principal male character in a novel, play, etc
[C14: from Latin hērōs, from Greek]

Hero

(ˈhɪərəʊ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a priestess of Aphrodite, who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while swimming the Hellespont to visit her

Hero

(ˈhɪərəʊ) or

Heron

n
(Biography) 1st century ad, Greek mathematician and inventor

he•ro

(ˈhɪər oʊ)

n., pl. -roes; for 5 also -ros.
1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
2. any person who has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
3. the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc.
4. a person who is greatly admired; idol.
5. (in antiquity) an individual possessing godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity.
[1605–15; back formation from Middle English heroes (pl.) < Latin hērōs (singular), hērōes (pl.) < Greek hḗrōs, hḗrōes]

He•ro

(ˈhɪər oʊ)

n.
1. a legendary priestess of Aphrodite and the lover of Leander.
2. Also, Heron. (Hero of Alexandria) fl. 1st century A.D., Greek scientist.

He·ro

(hē′rō)
First century a.d. Greek mathematician who invented many water-driven and steam-driven machines and developed a formula for determining the area of a triangle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hero - a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strengthhero - a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
2.hero - the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
persona, theatrical role, role, character, part - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
3.hero - someone who fights for a cause
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
4.hero - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)Hero - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
5.hero - (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable
6.Hero - (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
7.hero - 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)hero - 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
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

hero

noun
1. protagonist, leading man, lead actor, male lead, principal male character The hero of Doctor Zhivago dies in 1929.
2. star, champion, celebrity, victor, superstar, great man, heart-throb (Brit.), conqueror, exemplar, celeb (informal), megastar (informal), popular figure, man of the hour the goalscoring hero of the British hockey team
3. idol, favourite, pin-up (slang), fave (informal) I still remember my boyhood heroes.
Quotations
"See, the conquering hero comes!"
"Sound the trumpets, beat the drums!" [Thomas Morell Judas Maccabeus]
"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision" [Norman Mailer The Presidential Papers]

hero

noun
1. A person revered especially for noble courage:
2. A famous person:
Informal: big name.
Translations
بَطَلبطَل القِصَّه او المَسرَحِيَّه
hrdinahrdinkahrdinové-ka
helthovedperson
sankari
גבור
herojjunak
hõshős
hetjasöguhetja
ヒーロー
영웅
didvyrisdidvyriškaididvyriškasdidvyriškumasdidvyrių
varonis
bohaterheros
hrdina
junak
junakjunakinja
hjälte
วีรบุรุษ
anh hùng

hero

[ˈhɪərəʊ]
A. N (heroes (pl)) → héroe m; [of film, book] → protagonista mf, personaje m principal
B. CPD hero worship Nadulación f

hero

[ˈhɪərəʊ] [heroes] (pl) nhéros m
He's a real hero! → C'est un véritable héros!
he's a hero of mine → c'est l'un de mes héros

hero

n pl <-es> → Held m, → Heros m (geh); (fig: = object of hero-worship also) → Idol nt; (Liter, of novel etc) → Held m; the hero of the hourder Held des Tages

hero

[ˈhɪərəʊ] n (heroes (pl)) → eroe m

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.

hero

بَطَل hrdina helt Held ήρωας héroe sankari héros heroj eroe ヒーロー 영웅 held helt bohater herói герой hjälte วีรบุรุษ kahraman anh hùng 英雄
References in classic literature ?
Let it be, in justice, merely said of me, as of a gallant and eminent naval Hero, with whom I have no pretensions to cope, that what I have done, I did, in despite of mercenary and selfish objects,
I had carefully prepared myself to take rather a back seat in that ship because of the uncommonly select material that would alone be permitted to pass through the camel's eye of that committee on credentials; I had schooled myself to expect an imposing array of military and naval heroes and to have to set that back seat still further back in consequence of it maybe; but I state frankly that I was all unprepared for this crusher.
Also on This Day: 1685: James II's troops defeated the Duke of Monmouth at the Battle of Sedgemoor, the last battle fought on English soil; 1747: Birth of American naval hero John Paul Jones; 1885: Louis Pasteur successfully treated a subject with his anti-rabies vaccine; 1893: Death of French writer Guy de Maupassant; 1907: The Brooklands motor racing circuit was opened; 1928: The first all-talking feature film, The Lights of New York, was shown in New York; 1952: London's first tram ran.
NAVAL hero Sir John Hayes, whose 42-year career spanned both World Wars, died yesterday at the age of 85.
Naval hero Admiral Lord Collingwood was the focus of celebrations in the North-East yesterday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
A replica model of naval hero Lord Collingwood's ship is to be built as part of the anniversary celebrations of his role in helping to win the Battle of Trafalgar 200 years ago.
Brothers Royal Marine Craig Nelson, Corporal Arron Nelson, an investigator with the RAF Police, and Lance Corporal Brett Nelson, of the Royal Engineers, are all sixth great nephews of the naval hero.
A North East naval hero will be a key figure in the colourful Northumbrian Gathering in a market town this weekend.
LOCAL author Andrew Griffin will give a talk about the life of naval hero Admiral Lord Collingwood in Morpeth Library on October 27.
A special painting has been commissioned to celebrate the life of North East naval hero Admiral Lord Collingwood.
The naval hero was fuming after discovering rats had eaten pork meant for his HMS Victory crew.
The Naval hero, then 92, sadly passed away in hospital, shortly after finally receiving his well-deserved medal.

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