What does heroic mean?

Definitions for heroic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heroic verse, heroic meter, heroic(adj)

    a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter

  2. epic, heroic, larger-than-life(adj)

    very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

    "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"

  3. heroic(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity

    "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"

  4. heroic, heroical(adj)

    having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes

    "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers"

  5. expansive, grand, heroic(adj)

    of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

    "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"

  6. desperate, heroic(adj)

    showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort

    "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life"

Wiktionary

  1. heroic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a hero or heroine; supremely noble

    heroic deeds

  2. heroic(Adjective)

    Courageous; displaying heroism.

    RAUBENHEIMER NO v TRUSTEES, JOHANNES BREDENKAMP TRUST, AND OTHERS 2006 (1) SA 124 (C)"The original cottage was said to appear on a well-known painting, dating back to 1863, of the American pirate ship, the Alabama, leaving Table Bay. It was also believed to feature in the story of the heroic Wolraad Woltemade who, in 1773, lost his life and that of his horse after valiantly saving 14 shipwrecked persons. This was said to have taken place within sight and full view of the house. The second respondent called this historical link into question, averring that the house was probably not yet built in 1773 while Woltemade's heroics were believed to have taken place in the vicinity of the Salt River mouth, some 10 km away.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heroic(adj)

    of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor

  2. Heroic(adj)

    worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as, heroic action; heroic enterprises

  3. Heroic(adj)

    larger than life size, but smaller than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human figure

Freebase

  1. Heroic

    Heroic was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who won 21 races from 5 furlongs to 2 miles and was a Leading sire in Australia.

CrunchBase

  1. Heroic

    Heroic is a marketplace for the things that people want. With Heroic, you post what you want, what you’re willing to pay and when you need it. In a matter of hours, Heroic connects you with people nearby who are able to help. Unlike other marketplace sites, Heroic puts the buyer in control and fulfills wants quickly by connecting people with their local community.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heroic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heroic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Images & Illustrations of heroic

  1. heroicheroicheroic


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