Classical Mythology. the eldest son of Priam and husband of Andromache: the greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles.
(lowercase) a blustering, domineering person; a bully.
a male given name.
(lowercase) to treat with insolence; bully; torment: The teacher hectored his students incessantly.
(lowercase) to act in a blustering, domineering way; be a bully.
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How to use Hector in a sentence
They thanked him profusely for his public service, apologized for Republican hectoring, and complained about decorum.House Republicans Take on John Koskinen: Scenes From an IRS Sideshow | Tim Mak | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You can't imagine those words being spoken by the hectoring Belfort.The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs | Jimmy So | December 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Democrats' didn't get the allegiance of women by hectoring them, by saying take off that apron, GOP housewives, and join us.
McCain's debates were strings of tired GOP talking points, delivered in rather hectoring tone of voice.
Do Not Ask What Good We Do accomplishes in 300 pages what 300 hours of hectoring cable news hosts cannot.Robert Draper Talks New Book Inside the Tea Party House | Claiborne Smith | April 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such a person is usually hectoring towards his inferiors and servile to those above him.The Great Mogul | Louis Tracy
I choose between a man of courtesy and a silly, hectoring boy.Lochinvar | S. R. Crockett
But there was that in the hectoring tone of Gilbert Scarlett which he did not like.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill | John T. McIntyre
He had been sternly prohibited from "hectoring" the little maid, and the prohibition sat heavily upon him.The Brass Bound Box | Evelyn Raymond
He hath a loud and hectoring voice; he assumes, to suit his own purposes, the possession of learning and piety.The Lady of Lynn | Walter Besant
British Dictionary definitions for hector (1 of 2)
to bully or torment
a blustering bully
British Dictionary definitions for Hector (2 of 2)
classical myth a son of King Priam of Troy, who was killed by Achilles
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Cultural definitions for Hector
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