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he·ro·ic

 (hĭ-rō′ĭk)
adj. also he·ro·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of literature, legend, or myth.
2. Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous: heroic deeds.
3.
a. Impressive in size or scope; grand: heroic undertakings.
b. Of a size or scale that is larger than life: heroic sculpture.
n.
1. A line of heroic verse.
2. heroics Heroic behavior or action.
3. heroics Melodramatic behavior or language: "Activism has nothing to do with publicity or heroics or being visible" (Patricia Bosworth).

he·ro′i·cal·ly adv.
he·ro′i·cal·ness n.

heroic

(hɪˈrəʊɪk) or

heroical

adj
1. of, like, or befitting a hero
2. courageous but desperate
3. relating to or treating of heroes and their deeds
4. (Classical Myth & Legend) of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of classical mythology
5. (of language, manner, etc) extravagant
6. (Poetry) prosody of, relating to, or resembling heroic verse
7. (Art Terms) (of the arts, esp sculpture) larger than life-size; smaller than colossal
8. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church
a. held to such a degree as to enable a person to perform virtuous actions with exceptional promptness, ease and pleasure, and with self-abnegation and self-control: heroic virtue.
b. performed or undergone by such a person: the heroic witness of martyrdom.
heˈroically adv
heˈroicalness, heˈroicness n

he•ro•ic

(hɪˈroʊ ɪk)

adj. Also, he•ro′i•cal.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a hero or heroine; daring; noble; intrepid: a heroic explorer; heroic ambition.
2. having or involving recourse to daring or forceful action: Heroic measures were taken to save the child's life.
3. dealing with the deeds, attributes, etc., of heroes and heroines, as in literature.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the heroes of antiquity: heroic mythology.
5. pertaining to or used in heroic verse.
6. (of style or language) lofty; extravagant; grand.
7. larger than life-size: a statue of heroic proportions.
n.
8. Usu., heroics. heroic verse.
9. heroics,
a. flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
b. heroic action or behavior.
[1540–50; < Latin hērōicus < Greek hērōïkós. See hero, -ic]
he•ro′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heroic - a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
epic, epic poem, heroic poem, epos - a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Adj.1.heroic - very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2.heroic - relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
3.heroic - having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers"
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
4.heroic - of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
5.heroic - showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life"
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

heroic

adjective
1. courageous, brave, daring, bold, fearless, gallant, intrepid, valiant, doughty, undaunted, dauntless, lion-hearted, valorous, stouthearted The heroic sergeant risked his life to rescue 29 fishermen.
courageous cowardly, craven, timid, mean, base, chicken (slang), ignoble, faint-hearted, irresolute
2. legendary, classical, mythological, Homeric Another in an endless series of man's heroic myths of his own past.
3. epic, grand, classic, extravagant, exaggerated, elevated, inflated, high-flown, grandiose a heroic style, with a touch of antiquarian realism
epic simple, unadorned, lowbrow
Quotations
"The high sentiments always win in the end, the leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic" [George Orwell The Art of Donald McGill]

heroic

adjective
Translations
بُطوليمُتَعَلِّق بالأبْطال
bohatýrskýheroický
helte-helteagtigheroisk
hõsihõsies
hetju-hetjulegur
bohatierskyhrdinský
junaški
cesurkahramancakahramanlarla ilgilikahramanlıkkorkusuz

heroic

[hɪˈrəʊɪk] ADJheroico
he made a heroic effort to get uphizo un heroico esfuerzo por levantarse
a stadium of heroic proportionsun estadio de dimensiones colosales
see also heroics

heroic

[hɪˈrəʊɪk] adj [person, effort, action] → héroïque

heroic

adj
personheldenhaft; (= brave)mutig; behaviour, actionheroisch; struggle, resistance, matchheldenhaft, heroisch; heroic action or deedHeldentat f; heroic effortsgewaltige Anstrengungen pl; heroic attempttapferer Versuch
(Liter) → Helden-; heroic poem/epicHeldengedicht nt/-epos nt; heroic character or figureheroische Gestalt, Heldengestalt f; (= hero/heroine)Held m, → Heldin f; a novel of heroic proportionsein groß angelegter Roman
n heroics pl (= heroic deeds)Heldentaten pl; the actor’s heroicsdas übertriebene Pathos des Schauspielers; it is recorded without heroicses wird ohne hochtrabende or große Worte beschrieben

heroic

[hɪˈrəʊɪk] adjeroico/a

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.

he·ro·ic

a. heroico-a, rel. a medicamentos de acción muy intensa.
References in classic literature ?
She turned scarlet and was on the verge of crying, when she met Laurie's eyes, which would look merry in spite of his heroic efforts.
Later when he drove back home and when night came on and the stars came out it was harder to get back the old feeling of a close and personal God who lived in the sky overhead and who might at any moment reach out his hand, touch him on the shoulder, and appoint for him some heroic task to be done.
There it was, heroic in size, a picture writing on the sun.
Duncan bowed low, pleased with the compliment, in spite of a most heroic determination to suffer no artifice to allure him into forgetfulness of the interest of his prince; and Montcalm, after a pause of a moment, as if to collect his thoughts, proceeded:
Thorndike, unaccustomed to cross the pavement to his office unless escorted by bank messengers and plain-clothes men, felt the room growing rapidly smaller; the figure of the truculent Greek loomed to heroic proportions.
I--reckon--not, jest now," stammered Whiskey Dick, with a heroic effort.
Nevertheless, if we look through all the heroic fortunes of mankind, we shall find this same entanglement of something mean and trivial with whatever is noblest in joy or sorrow.
It was marked with the noble and heroic qualities which showed it to be not a mere accident, but of good right, that he had won a distinguished name.
All that is made such a flourish of in the old South Sea Voyages, those things were but the lifetime commonplaces of our heroic Nantucketers.
The name of this heroic company was "the Grand Old Party"--
Nothing was further from Sam's mind than to have any one of the troop taken until such season as should seem to him most befitting,--and the exertions that he made were certainly most heroic.
The Chivalric and heroic spirit which once belonged to the Rider seems now to reside in, or perchance to have subsided into, the Walker--not the Knight, but Walker, Errant.