What does heroic mean?

Definitions for heroic
her·o·ic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word heroic.

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. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.

  2. Collings Foundation:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were on that flight and we will be forever grateful to the heroic efforts of the first responders at Bradley, the Collings Foundation flight team is fully cooperating with officials to determine the cause of the crash of the B-17 Flying Fortress and will comment further when details become known.

  3. Lillo Brancato:

    … Let’s not kid ourselves, I made some monumentally bad choices, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about that heroic police officer who lost his life. And there’s not a day that goes by I don’t think and wish how I could change that and the outcome of that night. But I ca n’t do that. What I can do is control Lillo Brancato and my own actions.

  4. Nicholas II of Russia:

    In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who for nearly three years have tried to enslave our fatherland, the Lord God has been pleased to send down on Russia a new heavy trial. Internal popular disturbances threaten to have a disastrous effect on the future conduct of this persistent war. The destiny of Russia, the honor of our heroic army, the welfare of the people and the whole future of our dear fatherland demand that the war should be brought to a victorious conclusion whatever the cost. The cruel enemy is making his last efforts, and already the hour approaches when our glorious army together with our gallant allies will crush him. In these decisive days in the life of Russia, We thought it Our duty of conscience to facilitate for Our people the closest union possible and a consolidation of all national forces for the speedy attainment of victory. In agreement with the Imperial Duma We have thought it well to renounce the Throne of the Russian Empire and to

  5. White House:

    This morning, the President had a call with James Shaw Jr. to commend his heroic actions and quick thinking last month at a Waffle House in Tennessee, mr. Shaw saved lives when he wrestled a gun from an active shooter who had open fired.

Images & Illustrations of heroic

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. tantamount
    • C. dicotyledonous
    • D. valetudinarian

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