noun, genitive Her·cu·lis [hur-kyuh-lis] /ˈhɜr kyə lɪs/ for 2.
Origin of Hercules
Related Words for herculesbehemoth, titan, mountain, whopper, monster, colossus, hulk, bulk, mammoth, elephant, whale, ogre, leviathan, Hercules, cyclops, Goliath, giant, Gargantua, Samson, cetacean
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Contemporary Examples of hercules
The dealership called the Hercules team “right then and there,” Pedro Sr. said.
The public debut of the Hercules Group is a day that not many in Matamoros are likely to forget.
In her remarks, the Hercules Group was synonymous with peace and safety.
Outside, on the roof, the clock is flanked by more Beaux Arts touches: statues of Hercules, Mercury, and Minerva.Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years, 100 Facts
February 1, 2013
Historical Examples of hercules
But his astonishment could hardly have been greater than was that of Hercules, the next moment.
Hercules then asked whereabouts the Old One was most likely to be met with.
And what should Hercules espy there, but an old man, fast asleep!
"Come and take it off my shoulders, then," answered Hercules, lifting his club.Tanglewood Tales
His countenance was that of an Ogre on the shoulders of a Hercules.
Heracles or Herakles
noun Latin genitive Herculeis (ˌhɜːkjʊˈliːɪs)
hero, son of Zeus and Alcmene, c.1200 (originally in reference to the Pillars of Hercules), also Ercules, from Latin Hercles, from Greek Herakles, literally "Glory of Hera;" from Hera (q.v.) + kleos "glory, renown" (see Clio). Used figuratively of strength since late 14c. Vocative form Hercule was a common Roman interjection (especially me Hercule!) "assuredly, certainly."
One of the greatest heroes of classical mythology, he is supposed to have been the strongest man on earth. He was renowned for completing twelve seemingly impossible tasks — the Labors of Hercules. One of these labors was the cleaning of the Augean stables; another was the killing of the nine-headed Hydra. Hercules was a son of Zeus.