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  Definition of hero
  1. the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
  2. 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
  3. (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
  4. someone who fights for a cause
  5. (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
  6. a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"
  7. Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
Similar Words: bomber, grinder, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep, Hero, champion, fighter, paladin, Heron, Hero of Alexandria

 

Hyponyms: Arminius, Armin, Hermann, Job

 

Derivational Morphology: crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate, champion, defend

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: герой   Chinese: 英雄  
Croatian: junak   Danish: helt  
Dutch: held   Estonian: kangelane  
Finnish: sankari   French: héros  
German: Held   Greek: ήρωας  
Hebrew: גבור   Hungarian: hős  
Icelandic: hetja   Italian: eroe  
Japanese: 英雄   Kurdish: قاره‌مان  
Lithuanian: didvyris   Malay: wira  
Persian: هیراد   Polish: bohater  
Portuguese: herói   Russian: герой  
Serbian: junak   Spanish: héroe  
Swedish: hjälte   Welsh: arwr  
 
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