HyperDic: hercules

English > 2 senses of the word Hercules:
NOUNperson Hercules, Heracles, Herakles, Alcides(classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength
objectHerculesa large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis
Hercules > pronunciation
Soundshher'kyahliy.z
RhymesAchilles ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > Hercules: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality.
SynonymsHeracles, Herakles, Alcides
Categoryclassical mythologyThe system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together
Instance ofmythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
SpanishHeracles, Hercules, Hércules
CatalanAlcides, Heracles, Hércules, Hèrcules
Adjectivesherculeanextremely difficult
herculeandisplaying superhuman strength or power
English > Hercules: 2 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis.
Instance ofconstellationA configuration of stars as seen from the earth
SpanishHercules, Hércules
CatalanHercules, Hèrcules

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