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Meaning of HEROINE

Pronunciation:  'herowin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the main good female character in a work of fiction
  2. [n]  a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds

HEROINE is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: adult female, character, Judith, Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, Mary McCauley, McCauley, Molly Pitcher, part, persona, role, theatrical role, woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Her"o*ine\, n. [F. h['e]ro["i]ne, L. heroina, Gr. ?,
fem. of ?. See {Hero}.]
1. A woman of an heroic spirit.

         The heroine assumed the woman's place. --Dryden.

2. The principal female person who figures in a remarkable
   action, or as the subject of a poem or story.

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