HyperDic: hero

English > 7 senses of the word hero / Hero:
NOUNperson heroa man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
cognitionherothe principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
person hero, champion, fighter, paladinsomeone who fights / fights for a cause
person Hero, Heron, Hero of AlexandriaGreek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
person hero(classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits
person Hero(Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
foodhero, bomber, grinder, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zepa large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments)
hero / Hero > pronunciation
Soundshhih'row; hhiy'row
RhymesAfro ... zero: 75 rhymes with row...
English > hero: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength.
Example"RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"
InstancesArminius, Armin, HermannGerman hero
JobA Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
BroaderleaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
Spanishhéroe
Catalanheroi
Adjectivesheroicalhaving or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
English > hero: 7 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem.
Broadercharacter, role, theatrical role, part, personaAn actor's portrayal of someone in a play
Spanishhéroe
Catalanheroi
English > hero: 7 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who fights / fights for a cause.
Synonymschampion, fighter, paladin
Broaderdefender, guardian, protector, shielderA person who cares for persons or property
Spanishhéroe, luchador, paladín, paladino
Catalanheroi, lluitador, paladí, paladín
Adjectivesheroicalhaving or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
English > Hero: 7 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningGreek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century).
SynonymsHeron, Hero of Alexandria
Instance ofinventor, discoverer, artificersomeone who is the first to think of or make something
mathematicianA person skilled in mathematics
English > hero: 7 senses > noun 5, person
Meaning(classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god.
Categoryclassical mythologyThe system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together
Broadermythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
Spanishhéroe
Catalanheroi, heroïna
Adjectivesheroicrelating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity
heroicalhaving or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
English > Hero: 7 senses > noun 6, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her.
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Instance ofmythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
English > hero: 7 senses > noun 7, food
MeaningA 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.
Synonymsbomber, grinder, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep
BroadersandwichTwo (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
Spanishhoagie, submarino, zep
Catalanhoagie, hoagy, zep

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