n.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.
- Emerson.
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 Æneas in the Æneid.
The shining quality of an epic hero.
- Dryden.
Hero worship
extravagant admiration for great men, likened to the ancient worship of heroes.
Noun1.hero - a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"
2.hero - the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
3.hero - someone who fights for a cause
4.Hero - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
5.hero - (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
6.Hero - (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
7.Herohero - 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
To dream that you are a hero, signifies your inner strength and weaknesses. It may be representative of how you are bravely facing and challenging the secrets of your unconscious.Achilles, David, Hector, Roland, Samson, a man, acme, actor, antagonist, antihero, apotheosis, beau ideal, best type, big name, bit, bit part, brave, bulldog, cast, celebrity, champ, character, chutzpanik, conquering hero, conqueror, conquistador, constellation, cue, cynosure, danseur noble, decorated hero, defeater, demigod, demigoddess, diva, easy winner, ego ideal, exemplar, fat part, feature attraction, feeder, fighting cock, figure, first tragedian, folk hero, galaxy, gallant, gamecock, god, goddess, godkin, godlet, godling, good soldier, great man, headliner, heavy, heavy lead, heroine, ideal, idol, immortal, important person, ingenue, jeune premier, knight, lead, lead role, leading lady, leading man, leading woman, lines, lion, luminaries, luminary, man of courage, man of mark, master, master spirit, mirror, name, notability, notable, pancratiast, paragon, part, person, person of note, personage, phoenix, piece, pleiad, pop hero, popular hero, popular idol, prima ballerina, prima donna, principal, protagonist, public figure, role, runner-up, shining example, shoo-in, side, singer, social lion, somebody, soubrette, stalwart, star, straight part, subduer, subjugator, superstar, supporting character, supporting role, sure winner, the brave, tiger, title role, top dog, triumpher, valiant, valiant knight, vanquisher, victor, villain, walk-on, walking part, warrior, winner, worthy
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