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Definition of "heroic" []

  • Of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of literature, legend, or myth. (adjective)
  • Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous: heroic deeds. (adjective)
  • Impressive in size or scope; grand: heroic undertakings. (adjective)
  • Of a size or scale that is larger than life: heroic sculpture. (adjective)
  • A line of heroic verse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heroic" in a sentence
  • "It's really only emerging, but what we know about it now, truly the term heroic applies."
  • "The company is surviving, "hand to mouth," Pohanka says, thanks, he adds, to "the generosity of certain individuals -- what we call heroic giving.""
  • "Nelson, who flies his colours in the ship, we see men brought to the test and giving proof of what we call heroic feeling."