1 Greek & Roman Mythology A hero of superhuman strength and courage who performed twelve immense tasks or “labors” imposed on him and who after death was ranked among the gods. Greek name Heracles.
1.1 (as noun a Hercules) A man of exceptional strength or size.
More example sentences
- He wasn't the biggest of guys, he was quite slight; he was never a Hercules.
- He is so impressed, he persuades him to make a trip to Berlin, where he can guarantee lucrative employment as a Hercules on the cabaret circuit.
Latin, from Greek Hēraklēs.
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