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Meaning of HECTOR

Pronunciation:  'hektur, 'hektur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
  2. [v]  be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

HECTOR is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, push around, strong-arm
 See Also: domineer, intimidate, mythical being, tyrannise, tyrannize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hec"tor\, n. [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of
    A bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who
    vexes or provokes.
  2. \Hec"tor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hectored}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Hectoring}.]
    To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to
    torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by
    bullying. --Dryden.
  3. \Hec"tor\, v. i.
    To play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent.
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