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Definition 1: the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem - [noun denoting cognition]

(hero is a kind of ...) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

"she played the part of Desdemona"

Definition 2: 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 denoting food]

Synonyms for hero in the sense of this definition

(hero is a kind of ...) two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

Definition 3: a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength - [noun denoting person]

Samples where hero or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain

(hero is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is an instance of hero) German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)

(... is an instance of hero) a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

Definition 4: someone who fights for a cause - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hero in the sense of this definition

(hero is a kind of ...) a person who cares for persons or property

Definition 5: (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her - [noun denoting person]

(hero is an instance of ...) an imaginary being of myth or fable

(hero belongs to category ...) the mythology of the ancient Greeks

Definition 6: Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hero in the sense of this definition

(hero is an instance of ...) someone who is the first to think of or make something

(hero is an instance of ...) a person skilled in mathematics

Definition 7: (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god - [noun denoting person]

(hero is a kind of ...) an imaginary being of myth or fable

(hero belongs to category ...) the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks

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