Definitions for hero

Definitions for (noun) hero

Main entry: hero

Definition: the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

Main entry: poor boy, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, sub, Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, wedge, zep, bomber, Italian sandwich

Definition: 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

Main entry: Hero

Definition: (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her

Main entry: champion, fighter, hero, paladin

Definition: someone who fights for a cause

Main entry: hero

Definition: (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god

Main entry: hero

Definition: a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength

Usage: RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain

Main entry: Hero, Hero of Alexandria, Heron

Definition: Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)

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