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Meaning & Definition of Hero in English





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

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

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

  • hero

3. Someone who fights for a cause

  • 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)

  • 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
  • hero

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

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

Examples of using

Tom is the real hero.
We need a hero.
He feels himself go from hero to zero whenever he's confronted with a beautiful woman.