Associations to the word «Heroic»


HEROIC, adjective. Of or relating to a hero or heroine; supremely noble
HEROIC, adjective. Courageous; displaying heroism.
HEROIC COUPLET, noun. A rhyming pair of lines in iambic pentameter, used in epic poetry.
HEROIC MEDICINE, noun. Any of the aggressive medical practices and methods used until the mid-nineteenth century, particularly the dangerous and unproven treatments that were later replaced by scientific approaches.
HEROIC METER, noun. The dactylic hexameter.
HEROIC METERS, noun. Plural of heroic meter
HEROIC VERSE, noun. Any of several forms of verse used in epic or dramatic poetry

Dictionary definition

HEROIC, noun. A verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter.
HEROIC, adjective. Very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture".
HEROIC, adjective. Relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age".
HEROIC, adjective. Having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers".
HEROIC, adjective. Of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings".
HEROIC, adjective. 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".

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