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Meaning & Definition of Hero in English

English

Hero

/hɪroʊ/

noun

1. A man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength

  • "Raf pilots were the heroes of the battle of britain"
    synonym:
  • hero

2. The principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

    synonym:
  • hero

3. Someone who fights for a cause

    synonym:
  • champion
  • ,
  • fighter
  • ,
  • hero
  • ,
  • paladin

4. Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)

    synonym:
  • Hero
  • ,
  • Heron
  • ,
  • Hero of Alexandria

5. (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits

  • Often the offspring of a mortal and a god
    synonym:
  • hero

6. (greek mythology) priestess of aphrodite who killed herself when her lover leander drowned while trying to swim the hellespont to see her

    synonym:
  • Hero

7. 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
    synonym:
  • bomber
  • ,
  • grinder
  • ,
  • hero
  • ,
  • hero sandwich
  • ,
  • hoagie
  • ,
  • hoagy
  • ,
  • Cuban sandwich
  • ,
  • Italian sandwich
  • ,
  • poor boy
  • ,
  • sub
  • ,
  • submarine
  • ,
  • submarine sandwich
  • ,
  • torpedo
  • ,
  • wedge
  • ,
  • zep

Examples of using

He dreamed of being a hero.
You are my hero.
Tom is a hero.