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hero

he·ro

hero

 
 
pronunciation:
hi ro
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part of speech: noun
inflections: heroes
definition 1: one who demonstrates great courage and nobility, esp. one who is considered a model or ideal.
synonyms:
idol, paladin, valiant
antonyms:
coward
similar words:
brave, cavalier, champion, chevalier, exemplar, gallant, ideal, legend, model, rescuer, victor, warrior
definition 2: the primary male character of a play, poem, story, or novel.
similar words:
headliner, lead, principal, protagonist, star, title role
definition 3: in mythology, a male figure who achieves great deeds or is regarded as a god.
synonyms:
god
similar words:
deity, demigod, divinity, immortal
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