1 a man distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude, etc.
2 a man who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field
3 (Classical myth) a being of extraordinary strength and courage, often the offspring of a mortal and a god, who is celebrated for his exploits
4 the principal male character in a novel, play, etc. (C14: from Latin heros, from Greek)
n (Greek myth) a priestess of Aphrodite, who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while swimming the Hellespont to visit her
Hero  , Heron
n 1st century a.d., Greek mathematician and inventor
1 admiration for heroes or idealized persons
2 worship by the ancient Greeks and Romans of heroes
vb , hero-worship, -ships, -shipping, -shipped
(U.S.) , -ships, -shiping, -shiped
3 tr to feel admiration or adulation for
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