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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 ?
In harmony with this delight in personal advantages there is in their plays a certain heroic cast of character and dialogue, --as in Bonduca, Sophocles, the Mad Lover, the Double Marriage,--wherein the speaker is so earnest and cordial and on such deep grounds of character, that the dialogue, on the slightest additional incident in the plot, rises naturally into poetry.
Departing this life as Admiral of the Fleet on the eve of the Crimean War, Sir Thomas Byam Martin has recorded for us amongst his all too short autobiographical notes these few characteristic words uttered by one young man of the many who must have felt that particular inconvenience of a heroic age.
Of the various kinds of words, the compound are best adapted to Dithyrambs, rare words to heroic poetry, metaphors to iambic.
A fourth species of kingly government is that which was in use in the heroic times, when a free people submitted to a kingly government, according to the laws and customs of their country.
He was obviously convinced, especially now after drinking, that he was performing a heroic action, and he bragged of it in the most unpleasant way.
She was fond of all boy's plays, and greatly preferred cricket not merely to dolls, but to the more heroic enjoyments of infancy, nursing a dormouse, feeding a canary-bird, or watering a rose-bush.
A MAN who had traveled in foreign lands boasted very much, on returning to his own country, of the many wonderful and heroic feats he had performed in the different places he had visited.
The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; and we must laboriously seek the meaning of each word and line, conjecturing a larger sense than common use permits out of what wisdom and valor and generosity we have.
This is called the classical school, and the rime which the classical poets used is called the heroic couplet.
Her object attained in astute secrecy, the heroic old woman had made a clean breast of it to Mrs Verloc.
But Edward foreseeing his design, approached him with heroic fortitude as soon as he entered the Room, and addressed him in the following Manner.
In Ionia and the islands the epic poets followed the Homeric tradition, singing of romantic subjects in the now stereotyped heroic style, and showing originality only in their choice of legends hitherto neglected or summarily and imperfectly treated.