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hero British & World English

A person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities

Hero1 British & World English

A priestess of Aphrodite at Sestos on the European shore of the Hellespont, whose lover Leander, a youth of Abydos on the opposite shore, swam the strait nightly to visit her. One stormy night he was drowned and Hero in grief threw herself into the sea

Hero2 British & World English

(1st century), Greek mathematician and inventor; known as Hero of Alexandria. His surviving works are important as a source for ancient practical mathematics and mechanics. He described a number of hydraulic, pneumatic, and other mechanical devices, including elementary applications of the power of steam

hero English Thesaurus

his father was a war hero

anti-hero British & World English

A central character in a story, film, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes

cult hero British & World English

A writer, musician, artist, or other public figure who is greatly admired by a relatively small audience or is influential despite limited commercial success

folk hero British & World English

A person, typically a man, whose actions or experiences resonate with the beliefs and opinions of ordinary people

hero worship British & World English

Excessive admiration for someone

hero-worship English Thesaurus

the hero-worship of the fans gathered at the airport

hero's welcome British & World English

An enthusiastic welcome for someone who has done something brave or praiseworthy

from hero to zero British & World English

Used to refer to a sudden, rapid decline in popularity or success

superhero British & World English

A benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman

hero sandwich in hero British & World English

another term for hoagie.

from hero to zero in hero British & World English

Used to refer to a sudden, rapid decline in popularity or success

Hero of Alexandria in Hero2 British & World English

(1st century), Greek mathematician and inventor; known as Hero of Alexandria. His surviving works are important as a source for ancient practical mathematics and mechanics. He described a number of hydraulic, pneumatic, and other mechanical devices, including elementary applications of the power of steam


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