Definition of Heroic in English :

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Heroic meaning in English

Meaning of Heroic in English

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Heroic pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of heroic


1. heroic, heroic meter, heroic verse

a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter


2. epic, heroic, larger-than-life

very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

Example Sentences:
'an epic voyage'
'of heroic proportions'
'heroic sculpture'

3. heroic

relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity

Example Sentences:
'heroic legends'
'the heroic age'

4. heroic, heroical

having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes

Example Sentences:
'the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy'
'heroic explorers'

5. expansive, grand, heroic

of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

Example Sentences:
'an expansive lifestyle'
'in the grand manner'
'collecting on a grand scale'
'heroic undertakings'

6. desperate, heroic

showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort

Example Sentences:
'made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber'
'the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war'
'they took heroic measures to save his life'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of heroic
of, like, or befitting a hero
courageous but desperate
relating to or treating of heroes and their deeds
of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of classical mythology
(of language, manner, etc) extravagant
6. prosody
of, relating to, or resembling heroic verse
(of the arts, esp sculpture) larger than life-size; smaller than colossal
8. Roman Catholic Church
held to such a degree as to enable a person to perform virtuous actions with exceptional promptness, ease and pleasure, and with self-abnegation and self-control
heroic virtue
performed or undergone by such a person
the heroic witness of martyrdom

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see synonyms of heroic
of or characterized by men of godlike strength and courage
the heroic age of Greece and Rome
like or characteristic of a hero or his deeds; strong, brave, noble, powerful, etc.
heroic conduct, a heroic effort
of or about a hero and his deeds; epic
a heroic poem
exalted; eloquent; high-flown
heroic words
daring and risky, but used as a last resort
heroic measures
6.  Art
larger than life-size but less than colossal
a heroic statue
: Also heˈroical
7.  [usually pl.]
heroic verse
8.  [pl.]
pretentious or extravagant talk or action meant to seem heroic
heroic behavior or deeds

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of heroic
adj. also he·ro·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of literature, legend, or myth.
2. Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous: heroic deeds.
a. Impressive in size or scope; grand: heroic undertakings.
b. Of a size or scale that is larger than life: heroic sculpture.
1. A line of heroic verse.
2. heroics Heroic behavior or action.
3. heroics Melodramatic behavior or language: "Activism has nothing to do with publicity or heroics or being visible" (Patricia Bosworth).

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