What does heroic mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heroic verse, heroic meter, heroicadjective

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

  2. epic, heroic, larger-than-lifeadjective

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

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

  3. heroicadjective

    relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity

    "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"

  4. heroic, heroicaladjective

    having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes

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

  5. expansive, grand, heroicadjective

    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, heroicadjective

    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. heroicadjective

    Of or relating to a hero or heroine; supremely noble

    heroic deeds

  2. heroicadjective

    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. Heroicadjective

    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. Heroicadjective

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

  3. Heroicadjective

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. heroic

    Pertaining to, or like, a hero or heroes; as, heroic valor. Becoming a hero; bold; daring; illustrious; as, heroic action; heroic enterprises.

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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

Examples of heroic in a Sentence

  1. Warren Zevon:

    There's nothing romantic, nothing grand, nothing heroic, nothing brave, nothing like that about drinking. It's a real coward's death.

  2. The President:

    It was one of the largest and most daring rescue missions in American history. Pat and his team rescued 75 captives and killed 20 ISIS terrorists. Pat, you embody the righteous glory of American valor. We stand in awe of your heroic, daring and gallant deeds, you truly went above and beyond the call of duty to earn our nation's highest military honor.

  3. Bill Delvaux:

    To become a man, you must be propelled by a mission. To become heroic, you must be fueled by a quest.

  4. Jacky Rosen:

    The heroic, barrier-breaking members of the Six Six Triple Eight Six Triple Eight Battalion -- which included brave Nevada women -- played a crucial role in the operations of our armed forces during World War II, they deserve our nation's highest honors for their service. There is no better time to give them this long-overdue recognition than during Women's History Month, and I'm proud to see President Biden sign our bipartisan legislation into law.

  5. Abby Johnson:

    Pro-choice advocates contend that abortion is an essential and time-sensitive medical service.While people everywhere are trying to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians like Gov. Abbott continue this perverse obsession with banning abortion, those who are caring for their families, forced to work essential jobs, and doing what they can to stay healthy need access to health care right now. Instead, these politicians are forcing patients to travel hundreds of miles putting themselves and their families at risk. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised the stayorder. We are pleased that the Court recognized the urgency and necessity of Governor Abbotts order. All elective surgeries and procedures, including abortions, must cease during this national crisis, Dannenfelser said in a statement provided to Fox News. At a time when millions of Americans are making heroic sacrifices to protect the vulnerable, and legitimate health care workers risk their own lives to care for COVID-19 patients with crucial protective equipment in short supply, the abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood demands special treatment anddiverts scarce resources.

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