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Meaning of HEROIC

Pronunciation:  hi'rowik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers"
  2. [adj]  showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life"
  3. [adj]  impressive in size or scope; "heroic undertakings"
  4. [adj]  surpassing the ordinary especially in size or scale; "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
  5. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
 

HEROIC is a 6 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: big, bold, brave, courageous, desperate, epic, fearless, grand, heroical, impressive, large, larger-than-life
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\He*ro"ic\, a. [F. h['e]ro["i]que, L. hero["i]cus, Gr.
?.]
1. Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of
   heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the
   heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor.

2. Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as,
   heroic action; heroic enterprises.

3. (Sculpture & Painting) Larger than life size, but smaller
   than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human
   figure.

{Heroic Age}, the age when the heroes, or those called the
   children of the gods, are supposed to have lived.

{Heroic poetry}, that which celebrates the deeds of a hero;
   epic poetry.

{Heroic} {treatment or remedies} (Med.), treatment or
   remedies of a severe character, suited to a desperate
   case.

{Heroic verse} (Pros.), the verse of heroic or epic poetry,
   being in English, German, and Italian the iambic of ten
   syllables; in French the iambic of twelve syllables; and
   in classic poetry the hexameter.

Syn: Brave; intrepid; courageous; daring; valiant; bold;
     gallant; fearless; enterprising; noble; magnanimous;
     illustrious.

 
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