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

Definition of heroic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, resembling, or suggesting heroes especially of antiquity

  2. 2 a :  exhibiting or marked by courage and daring b :  supremely noble or self-sacrificing

  3. 3 a :  of impressive size, power, extent, or effect <a heroic voice> b (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

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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

1549

First Known Use of heroic

1549

Variants of heroic

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heroical

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heroic

noun he·ro·ic

Definition of heroic

  1. 1 :  a heroic verse or poem

  2. 2 plural a :  flamboyantly heroic language or action b :  heroic action or behavior c :  determined effort especially in the face of difficulty

1596

First Known Use of heroic

1596


HEROIC Defined for English Language Learners

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heroic

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

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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