verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of Hector
Examples from the Web for hector
Outside, they killed Hector McMillan, a Canadian missionary, before joining the ranks of the fleeing rebels.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The United States v. Hector Monsegur,” Judge Loretta Preska said.How Sabu the Hacker Rat Manipulated a Good-Hearted Judge|Michael Daly|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesday, it was Hector Pagan, ex-husband of Mob Wives star Renee Graziano.'Mob Wives’ Courtroom Drama Exposes Rat, But Protects Jury|Michael Daly|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Then maybe you should take up laundering yourself, Billy,” says Hector quietly.
One celebrated English author has gone that far already: “Plus another thing, Hector!”
Hastily harnessing the chariot, he led him back safely to Troy, where the body was laid upon a bed in Hector's palace.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
Hector inquired of the two men whom he had placed on guard there.Won by the Sword|G.A. Henty
Nestor, in the chariot of Diomede, goes against Hector, whose charioteer is slain by Diomede.
The heroes of the day on the Trojan side were Hector and Æneas.The Story of Troy|Michael Clarke
For there the chosen best awaited the charge of the Trojans and noble Hector, making a fence of spears and serried shields.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica|Homer and Hesiod
Word Origin for hector
late 14c., "a valiant warrior," 1650s as slang for "a blustering, turbulent, pervicacious, noisy fellow" [Johnson], Heck for short, both in reference to the provocative character of Hektor, Trojan hero, oldest son of Priam and Hecuba, in the "Iliad." It represents Greek hektor, literally "holder, stayer;" an agent noun from ekhein "to have, hold, possess" (see scheme). The word was used mid-1600s in reference to London street gangs. As a proper name it is rare in England but used in Scotland to render Gaelic Eachdonn.
1650s, from Hector (n.), in reference to his encouragement of his fellow Trojans to keep up the fight. Related: Hectored; hectoring.
In classical mythology, a prince of Troy and the bravest of the Trojan warriors. At the end of the Trojan War (see also Trojan War), Achilles killed Hector and then dragged his body behind a chariot around the walls of Troy.