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heroic

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adjective he·ro·ic \hi-ˈrō-ik also her-ˈō- or hē-ˈrō-\
variants: or less commonly

heroical

play \hi-ˈrō-i-kəl\

Definition of heroic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to courageous people or the mythological or legendary figures of antiquity :  of, relating to, resembling, or suggesting heroes especially of antiquity heroic legends the heroic age

  2. 2a :  exhibiting or marked by courage and daring It was a heroic decision.b :  supremely noble or self-sacrificing a heroic gesture received medals for their heroic actions

  3. 3a :  of impressive size, power, extent, or effect a heroic voiceb (1) :  of great intensity :  extreme heroic effort (2) :  of a kind that is likely only to be undertaken to save a life heroic surgery

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or constituting drama written during the Restoration in heroic couplets and concerned with a conflict between love and honor

heroically

play \hi-ˈrō-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of heroic in a Sentence

  1. It was heroic of those women to fight for the right to vote.

  2. The soldiers received medals for their heroic actions.

  3. Despite heroic efforts to save the business, it ultimately went bankrupt.

  4. a political battle of heroic proportions

First Known Use of heroic

15th century


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heroic

noun he·ro·ic

Definition of heroic

  1. 1 :  a verse or poem written during the Restoration using rhyming couplets in iambic pentameter and concerned with a conflict between love and honor :  a heroic verse or poem

  2. 2 heroics plural a :  flamboyantly boastful language or action avoids heroics in his writingb :  courageous, noble, or self-sacrificing action or behavior :  heroic action or behavior the heroics of the civil rights movementc :  determined effort especially in the face of difficulty

Origin and Etymology of heroic

see 1heroic


HEROIC Defined for English Language Learners

heroic

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Definition of heroic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to heroes

  • : having or showing great courage

  • : very large or great in size, amount, etc.


HEROIC Defined for Kids

heroic

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adjective he·ro·ic \hi-ˈrō-ik\

Definition of heroic for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to heroism or heroes heroic tales

  2. 2 :  courageous, daring a heroic rescue

heroically

\-i-kə-lē\ adverb

Medical Dictionary

heroic

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adjective he·ro·ic \hi-ˈrō-ik also her-ˈō- or hē-ˈrō-\

Medical Definition of heroic

  1. 1:  of a kind that is likely to be undertaken only to save life heroic surgery heroic treatment

  2. 2:  having a pronounced effect—used chiefly of medicaments or dosage heroic doses a heroic drug



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