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Noun hero has 7 senses


heron. [F. héros, L. heros, Gr. .].
  •  An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Each man is a hero and oracle to somebody."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The shining quality of an epic hero."  [1913 Webster]
    "Hero worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally among mankind."  [1913 Webster]
Hero worship, extravagant admiration for great men, likened to the ancient worship of heroes.


hero, n. (pl. -oes)
1 a a man noted or admired for nobility, courage, outstanding achievements, etc. (Newton, a hero of science). b a great warrior.
2 the chief male character in a poem, play, story, etc.
3 Gk Antiq. a man of superhuman qualities, favoured by the gods; a demigod.

hero's welcome a rapturous welcome, like that given to a successful warrior. hero-worship n.
1 idealization of an admired man.
2 Gk Antiq. worship of the ancient heroes.
--v.tr. (-worshipped, -worshipping; US -worshiped, -worshiping) worship as a hero; idolize. hero-worshipper a person engaging in hero-worship.
ME f. L heros f. Gk heros



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, champion, 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, paladin, 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




N courage, bravery, valor, resoluteness, boldness, spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity, contempt of danger, defiance of danger, derring-do, audacity, rashness, dash, defiance, confidence, self-reliance, manliness, manhood, nerve, pluck, mettle, game, heart, heart of grace, spunk, guts, face, virtue, hardihood, fortitude, intestinal fortitude, firmness, heart of oak, bottom, backbone, spine, resolution, bulldog courage, prowess, heroism, chivalry, exploit, feat, achievement, heroic deed, heroic act, bold stroke, man, man of mettle, hero, demigod, Amazon, Hector, lion, tiger, panther, bulldog, gamecock, fighting-cock, bully, fire eater, courageous, brave, valiant, valorous, gallant, intrepid, spirited, spiritful, high-spirited, high-mettled, mettlesome, plucky, manly, manful, resolute, stout, stout-hearted, iron-hearted, lion-hearted, heart of oak, Penthesilean, bold, bold-spirited, daring, audacious, fearless, dauntless, dreadless, aweless, undaunted, unappalled, undismayed, unawed, unblanched, unabashed, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblanching, unapprehensive, confident, self-reliant, bold as a lion, bold as brass, enterprising, adventurous, venturous, venturesome, dashing, chivalrous, soldierly, heroic, fierce, savage, pugnacious, strong-minded, hardy, doughty, firm, determined, dogged, indomitable, up to, up to the scratch, upon one's mettle, reassured, unfeared, undreaded, one's blood being up, courage sans peur, fortes fortuna adjuvat, have I not in my time heard lions roar, I dare do all that may become a man, male vincetis sed vincite, omne solum forti patria, self-trust is the essence of heroism, stimulos dedit oemula virtus, strong and great, a hero, teloque animus proestantior omni, there, is always safety in valor, virtus ariete fortier.


N repute, distinction, mark, name, figure, repute, reputation, good repute, high repute, note, notability, notoriety, eclat, the bubble reputation, vogue, celebrity, fame, famousness, renown, popularity, aura popularis, approbation, credit, succes d'estime, prestige, talk of the town, name to conjure with, glory, honor, luster, illustriousness, account, regard, respect, reputableness, respectability, good name, good report, fair name, dignity, stateliness, solemnity, grandeur, splendor, nobility, majesty, sublimity, rank, standing, brevet rank, precedence, pas, station, place, status, position, position in society, order, degree, baccalaureate, locus standi, caste, condition, greatness, eminence, height, importance, preeminence, supereminence, high mightiness, primacy, top of the ladder, top of the tree, elevation, ascent, superaltation, exaltation, dignification, aggrandizement, dedication, consecration, enthronement, canonization, celebration, enshrinement, glorification, hero, man of mark, great card, celebrity, worthy, lion, rara avis, notability, somebody, classman, man of rank, pillar of the state, pillar of the church, pillar of the community, chief, first fiddle, cynosure, mirror, flower, pink, pearl, paragon, choice and master spirits of the age, elite, star, sun, constellation, galaxy, ornament, honor, feather in one's cap, halo, aureole, nimbus, halo of glory, blaze of glory, blushing honors, laurels, memory, posthumous fame, niche in the temple of fame, immortality, immortal name, magni nominis umbra, distinguished, distingue, noted, of note, honored, popular, fashionable, in good odor in, favor, in high favor, reputable, respectable, creditable, remarkable, notable, notorious, celebrated, renowned, ion every one's mouth, talked of, famous, famed, far-famed, conspicuous, to the front, foremost, in the front rank, in the ascendant, imperishable, deathless, immortal, never fading, aere perennius, time honored, illustrious, glorious, splendid, brilliant, radiant, bright, full-blown, honorific, eminent, prominent, high, in the zenith, at the head of, at the top of the tree, peerless, of the first water, superior, supereminent, preeminent, great, dignified, proud, noble, honorable, worshipful, lordly, grand, stately, august, princely, imposing, solemn, transcendent, majestic, sacred, sublime, heaven- born, heroic, sans peur et sans reproche, sacrosanct, Int, hail!, all hail!, ave!, viva!, vive!, long life to!, banzai!, glory be to, honor be to?, one's name being in every mouth, one's name living for ever, sic itur ad astra, fama volat, aut Caesar aut nullus, not to know him argues oneself unknown, none but himself could be his parallel, palmam qui meruit ferat, above all Greek above all Roman fame, cineri gloria sera est, great is the glory for the strife is hard, honor virtutis praemium, immensum gloria calcar habet, the glory dies not and the grief is past, vivit post funera virtus.

Good Man

N good man, honest man, worthy, good woman, perfect lady, Madonna, model, paragon, good example, hero, heroine, demigod, seraph, angel, innocent, saint, benefactor, philanthropist, Aristides, noble liver, pattern, brick, trump, gem, jewel, good fellow, prince, diamond in the rough, rough diamond, ugly duckling, salt of the earth, one in ten thousand, one in a million, a gentleman and a scholar, pillar of society, pillar of the community, a man among men, si sic omnes!.

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