noun, plural he·roes; for 6 also he·ros.
- a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity.
- (in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability.
- (in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod.
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OTHER WORDS FROM herohe·ro·like, adjectivesub·he·ro, noun, plural sub·he·roes.un·he·ro, noun, plural un·he·roes.un·he·ro·like, adjective
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The princesss father opposes his wooing, jealous as he is of the heros renown.Torrent of Portyngale|Unknown
According to Kennedys version, it is the heros excess in draining the cup to the dregs which calls for punishment.Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail|Alfred Nutt
Our heros military career was shortly, however, doomed to be brought to a close.
Sober history has not thus falsified its matter, and yet has over-dramatized the incidents of its heros reign.
It is a poem of the heros development, his spiritual progress.