HyperDic: heroic

English > 6 senses of the word heroic:
ADJECTIVEallheroic, epic, larger-than-lifevery imposing or impressive
pertheroicrelating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity
allheroic, heroicalhaving or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
allheroic, expansive, grandof behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
allheroic, desperateshowing extreme / extreme courage
NOUNcommunicationheroic, heroic verse, heroic metera verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes
heroic > pronunciation
Soundshhihrow'ihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > heroic: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale).
Examples
  • "of heroic proportions"
  • "heroic sculpture"
Synonymsepic, larger-than-life
Broaderlarge, bigAbove average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Spanishépico, heroico
Catalanheroic
English > heroic: 6 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity.
Examples
  • "heroic legends"
  • "the heroic age"
Spanishheroico
Catalanheroic
Nounshero(classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits
English > heroic: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes.
Examples
  • "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"
  • "heroic explorers"
Synonymheroical
Broaderboldfearless and daring
Spanishheroico
Catalanheroic
Adverbsheroicallyin a heroic manner
English > heroic: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope.
Example "heroic undertakings"
Synonymsexpansive, grand
Broaderimpressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
Spanishexpansivo
Catalanheroic
English > heroic: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaningshowing extreme / extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort.
Example "they took heroic measures to save his life"
Synonymdesperate
Broaderbrave, courageouspossessing or displaying courage
Spanishdesesperado, heroico
Catalanheroic
English > heroic: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter.
Synonymsheroic verse, heroic meter
Broaderepic poem, heroic poem, epic, eposA long / long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Spanishheróico, metro heróico, verso heroico, verso heróico
Catalanheroic, vers heroic

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