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heroine

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noun her·o·ine \ˈher-ə-wən, ˈhir-, ˈhe-rə-\

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. 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. 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

  1. 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

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HEROINE Defined for Kids

heroine

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noun her·o·ine \ˈher-ə-wən\

Definition of heroine

  1. 1 :  a woman admired for great deeds or fine qualities <Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a heroine during hard times.>

  2. 2 :  the chief female character in a story, poem, or play





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