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Definitions of hero:
  • noun:   the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
  • noun:   (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
  • noun:   (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
  • noun:   a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    Example: "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"
  • noun:   Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
  • noun:   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
  • noun:   someone who fights for a cause
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #83853)

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