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Overview of noun heroic

The noun heroic has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. heroic verse, heroic meter, heroic

(a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter)


Overview of adj heroic

The adj heroic has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (5) epic, heroic, larger-than-life

(very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture")

2. (2) heroic

(relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age")

3. (2) heroic, heroical

(having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers")

4. (1) expansive, grand, heroic

(of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings")

5. desperate, heroic

(showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life")

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