What does heroic mean?

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her·o·ic

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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.

ChatGPT

  1. heroic

    Heroic refers to displaying qualities or attributes of a hero, such as courage, bravery, valor, determination, and selflessness. It represents an act or behavior that is extremely brave and admired, often involving putting others’ needs or safety before one’s own, and typically in dangerous or challenging situations. Heroic can also describe things that are done on a grand scale or are impressive in their size, scope, or achievement.

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

Wikidata

  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. Anonymous D:

    Behind freedom their are heroic people ready to defend it.

  2. Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Jenkins:

    It was very dangerous, with flood conditions and moving waters it's a risky rescue even for first responders, there have been folks who have lost their lives, being civilians and making rescues. What they did was very brave, and they are very heroic, but there is definitely a side of caution.

  3. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer:

    Many were saved by the heroic efforts of the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

  4. President Biden:

    Thanks to our heroic vaccine effort, we’ve gained the upper hand against this virus.We can live our lives, our kids can go back to school, our economy is roaring back, so, today, while the virus hasn’t been vanquished, we know this: It no longer controls our lives.It no longer paralyzes our nation.

  5. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

    If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.

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