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Synonyms and antonyms for hero

1. hero (n.)

a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength

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2. hero (n.)

the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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3. hero (n.)

someone who fights for a cause

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4. hero (n.)

a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

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5. Hero (n.)

(Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her

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6. Hero (n.)

Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)

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7. hero (n.)

(classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god

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8. hero-worship (v.)

love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

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