Simple Definition of heroine
: a woman who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities
: the chief female character in a story, play, movie, etc.
Full Definition of heroine
1 a : a mythological or legendary woman having the qualities of a hero b : a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities
2 a : the principal female character in a literary or dramatic work b : the central female figure in an event or period
Examples of heroine
The town remembered her as the heroine of the flood and erected a statue in her honor.
Origin of heroine
Latin heroina, from Greek hērōinē, feminine of hērōs
First Known Use: 1609
HEROINE Defined for Kids
Definition of heroine
1 : a woman admired for great deeds or fine qualities <Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a heroine during hard times.>
2 : the chief female character in a story, poem, or play
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