Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[huh-rey-shuh s, haw-, hoh-] /həˈreɪ ʃəs, hɔ-, hoʊ-/
(Publius Horatius Cocles) Roman Legend. a hero celebrated for his defense of the bridge over the Tiber against the Etruscans. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Horatius
Historical Examples
  • The tale of "how Horatius kept the bridge" pales before this amazing pluck.

  • He told us how Horatius kept the bridge in the brave days of old.

  • They soon reached the bend of the river where Horatius called for volunteers to aid him in defending the city.

    Rafael in Italy Etta Blaisdell McDonald
  • Jim and I used to say Horatius together, and it was such fun.

    An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • And in the army of the Romans there were other three, and these born likewise at one birth, whose name was Horatius.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • But now the crowd had leaders, themselves also nobles, Valerius and Horatius.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • And now came a scene that might have served any painter for a study of Horatius among the Romans after his defense of the bridge.

  • Horatius holding his bridge alone, was nothing compared to me.

  • Here reigned that idyllic peace “far from the madding crowd,” which Horatius Flaccus had sung in his famous odes.

  • This appeal Horatius made, and it was tried before the assembly of Romans.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Horatius

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Horatius

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for horatius