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Meaning of HERCULES

Pronunciation:  'hurkyu`leez

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis
  2. [n]  (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality

HERCULES is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: Alcides, Heracles, Herakles
 See Also: constellation, mythical being



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Her"cu*les\, n.
1. (Gr. Myth.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter
   and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for
   the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or

2. (Astron.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near

{Hercules' beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any species of {Dynastes}, an
   American genus of very large lamellicorn beetles, esp. {D.
   hercules} of South America, which grows to a length of six

{Hercules' club}. (Bot.)
   (a) An ornamental tree of the West Indies ({Zanthoxylum
       Clava-Herculis}), of the same genus with the prickly
   (b) A variety of the common gourd ({Lagenaria vulgaris}).
       Its fruit sometimes exceeds five feet in length.
   (c) The Angelica tree. See under {Angelica}.

{Hercules powder}, an explosive containing nitroglycerin; --
   used for blasting.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing Hercules in your dream, suggests your individual struggle for freedom and immortality.
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