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Definition of 'hero'

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  1. a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"
  2. the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
  3. someone who fights for a cause
       Synonyms: champion fighter paladin
  4. Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
       Synonyms: Heron Hero of Alexandria
  5. (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
  6. (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
  7. 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
       Synonyms: bomber grinder hero sandwich hoagie hoagy Cuban sandwich Italian sandwich poor boy sub submarine submarine sandwich torpedo wedge zep

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