Definition of Hercules in English:

Hercules

Syllabification: Her·cu·les
Pronunciation: /ˈhərkyəˌlēz
 
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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.
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  • 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.
2 Astronomy A large northern constellation, said to represent the kneeling figure of Hercules. It contains the brightest globular cluster in the northern hemisphere, but no bright stars.
2.1 (as genitive Herculis /ˈhərkyəlis/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Herculis

Origin

Latin, from Greek Hēraklēs.

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