a : a mythological or legendary woman having the qualities of a hero
b : a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities
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
from Greek hērōinē,
feminine of hērōs
First Known Use: 1609
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