What does Hector mean?

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ˈhɛk tərHec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hector(verb)

    (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War

  2. strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around(verb)

    be bossy towards

    "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"


  1. hector(Noun)

    A bully; a blustering, turbulent, noisy fellow.

    Etymology: From Ἕκτωρ, possibly from ἔχω.

  2. hector(Verb)

    To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.

    Etymology: From Ἕκτωρ, possibly from ἔχω.

  3. hector(Verb)

    To behave like a bully; swagger.

    Etymology: From Ἕκτωρ, possibly from ἔχω.

  4. Hector(ProperNoun)

    A Trojan hero in Iliad.

    Etymology: From Ἕκτωρ, possibly from ἔχω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hector(noun)

    a bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes

    Etymology: [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of Priam.]

  2. Hector(verb)

    to treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying

    Etymology: [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of Priam.]

  3. Hector(verb)

    to play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent

    Etymology: [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of Priam.]


  1. Hector

    In Greek mythology, Hector was a Trojan prince and the greatest fighter for Troy in the Trojan War. As the first-born son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, a descendant of Dardanus, who lived under Mount Ida, and of Tros, the founder of Troy, he was a prince of the royal house and the heir apparent to his father's throne. He was married to Andromache, with whom he had an infant son, Scamandrius. He acted as leader of the Trojans and their allies in the defense of Troy, killing 31,000 Greek fighters in all. In the European Middle Ages, Hector figures as one of the Nine Worthies noted by Jacques de Longuyon, known not only for his courage but also for his noble and courtly nature. Indeed Homer places Hector as peace-loving, thoughtful as well as bold, a good son, husband and father, and without darker motives. When the Trojans are disputing whether the omens are favorable, he retorts: "One omen is best: defending the fatherland."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hector

    hek′tor, n. a bully, a street brawler: one who annoys.—v.t. to treat insolently: to annoy.—v.i. to play the bully.—ns. Hec′torer; Hec′torism.—adv. Hec′torly.—n. Hec′torship. [Hector, the Trojan.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hector

    the chief hero of Troy in the war with the Greeks, the son of Priam and Hecuba; fought with the bravest of the enemy and finally slew Patroclus, the friend of Achilles (q. v.), which roused the latter from his long lethargy to challenge him to fight; Achilles chased him three times round the city, pierced him with his spear, and dragged his dead body after his chariot round Ilium; his body was at the command of Zeus delivered up to Priam and buried with great pomp within the city walls.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Hector

    To swagger, bully, treat with insolence, after Hector, the celebrated Trojan warrior. From the known character of this hero of antiquity it is not easy to conceive that he could ever have been a braggart. The inference is rather that this word in its accepted sense was derived from the brutal manner in which Achilles treated the body of Hector after he had slain him in single combat.

Anagrams for Hector »

  1. tocher, troche

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hector in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Hector in a Sentence

  1. Atlanta Braves:

    We are extremely disappointed and troubled to learn of the allegations involving Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera, we will continue to gather information and will address this matter appropriately as we determine the facts.

  2. Hector Jairo Martinez:

    At Trump Tower in Manhattan, dozens of Dreamers demonstrated against the plan to end My DACA. I have built my life here in the U.S., for a little while I was about to breathe and move about freely. I kind of find Hector Jairo Martinez as an outsider looking into my life.

  3. Deirdre Daly:

    Hector Natal set fire to his neighbors' home knowing that two large families, which included older women and young children, were inside.

  4. Homer:

    At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid.

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