English dictionary



Hint: Click 'Bookmark' to add this page to your favorites.

English noun: hero

1. hero (person) a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength


SamplesRAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain.


Broader (hypernym)leader


Instance hyponymArmin, Arminius, Hermann, Job

2. hero (cognition) the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem


Broader (hypernym)character, part, persona, role, theatrical role

3. hero (person) someone who fights for a cause


Synonymschampion, fighter, paladin


Broader (hypernym)defender, guardian, protector, shielder

4. Hero (person) Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)


SynonymsHero of Alexandria, Heron


Instance hypernymartificer, discoverer, inventor, mathematician

5. hero (person) (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god


Broader (hypernym)mythical being


Domain categoryclassical mythology

6. Hero (person) (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her


Instance hypernymmythical being


Domain categoryGreek mythology

7. hero (food) 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


Synonymsbomber, Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep


Broader (hypernym)sandwich









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk