Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hero

7 senses of hero

Sense 1
hero -- (a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain")
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Sense 2
hero -- (the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem)
       => character, role, theatrical role, part, persona -- (an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona")

Sense 3
champion, fighter, hero, paladin -- (someone who fights for a cause)
       => defender, guardian, protector, shielder -- (a person who cares for persons or property)

Sense 4
Hero, Heron, Hero of Alexandria -- (Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century))
       INSTANCE OF=> mathematician -- (a person skilled in mathematics)
       INSTANCE OF=> inventor, discoverer, artificer -- (someone who is the first to think of or make something)

Sense 5
hero -- ((classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god)
       => mythical being -- (an imaginary being of myth or fable)

Sense 6
Hero -- ((Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her)
       INSTANCE OF=> mythical being -- (an imaginary being of myth or fable)

Sense 7
bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep -- (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)
       => sandwich -- (two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them)

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