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Meaning of HERO

Pronunciation:  'heerow, 'heerow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
  2. [n]  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
  3. [n]  (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
  4. [n]  someone who fights for a cause
  5. [n]  (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
  6. [n]  a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"
  7. [n]  Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)

HERO is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bomber, champion, Cuban sandwich, fighter, grinder, Hero of Alexandria, hero sandwich, Heron, hoagie, hoagy, Italian sandwich, paladin, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep
 See Also: Armin, Arminius, artificer, character, defender, discoverer, guardian, Hermann, inventor, Job, leader, mathematician, mythical being, part, persona, protector, role, sandwich, shielder, theatrical role



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\He"ro\, n.; pl. {Heroes}. [F. h['e]ros, L. heros, Gr. ?.]
1. (Myth.) An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after
   death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.

2. A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or
   fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage
   in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or
   illustrious person.

         Each man is a hero and oracle to somebody.

3. The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or
   the person who has the principal share in the transactions
   related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey,
   and [AE]neas in the [AE]neid.

         The shining quality of an epic hero.  --Dryden.

{Hero worship}, extravagant admiration for great men, likened
   to the ancient worship of heroes.

         Hero worship exists, has existed, and will forever
         exist, universally among mankind.     --Carlyle.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a hero means your inner strength and weaknesses. It may be representative of how you are bravely facing and challenging the secrets of your unconscious.
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