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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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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]
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hero

noun
1. A person revered especially for noble courage:
2. A famous person:
Informal: big name.
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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hero

[ˈhɪərəʊ] n (heroes (pl)) → eroe m
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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.
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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
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In that programme, by the way, Jonah named the Rugby League legend Ellery Hanley as his sporting hero. Ellery and World Cup goalkeeper Gordon Banks will be my guests, together with Premier League referee Andre Marriner and Birmingham City footballer Karen Carney, at next month's Lords Taverners Christmas lunch at Edgbaston cricket ground.
The Unsung Sporting Hero award will be one of four main awards which will be presented at Teesside University's The Hub in Middlesbrough, on Thursday, October 15.
Gregor Davies, 9, from Consett, County Durham, said: "My sporting hero is Ryan Giggs.
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Joe Calzaghe has been one of Wales' great ambassadors, not just because he's such a great sporting hero and so proud of being from Newbridge and Wales.
Here is a sporting hero of great stature - tough, gritty and brave in combat, warm and self-deprecating in repose.
F ORMER athlete Brendan Foster is that rare commodity,an authentic sporting hero. Yesterday,he demonstrated one of the fundamental traits that made him the true sportsman he is.
Jeff Powell - an award-winning sports writer and a close friend and confident to the late Bobby Moore - describes Moore as a sporting hero who is not only remembered for captaining the 1966 world cup squad, but as an immaculate footballer and imperial defender.
An Exploratory Factor Analysis (with Quartimax rotation) examined the structure of the 19 items designed to measure youngsters' perceptions of their sporting hero's achievement orientation.