Associations to the word «Hero»


HERO, noun. Somebody who possesses great bravery and carries out extraordinary deeds.
HERO, noun. A role model.
HERO, noun. The main protagonist in a work of fiction.
HERO, noun. (US) A large sandwich made from meats and cheeses; a hero sandwich.
HERO, noun. (food styling) (chiefly attributive) The product chosen from several candidates to be photographed.
HERO, proper noun. (greekmyth) Any of a number of legendary men and women, including the priestess loved by Leander.
HERO, proper noun. (rare) A female given name of English-speakers.
HERO CALL, noun. (poker slang) a call, usually on the river, made with a weak hand.
HERO CALLS, noun. Plural of hero call
HERO ENGINE, noun. An aeolipile.
HERO ENGINES, noun. Plural of Hero engine
HERO SANDWICH, noun. (US) A large sandwich on a long thick bun.
HERO WORSHIP, noun. Extravagant admiration for great people, likened to the ancient worship of heroes.

Dictionary definition

HERO, noun. A man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain".
HERO, noun. The principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem.
HERO, noun. Someone who fights for a cause.
HERO, noun. Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century).
HERO, noun. (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god.
HERO, noun. (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her.
HERO, noun. 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.

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