Search Your Word

The Synonym of - hero (noun)

Word Example of - hero

    Example Sentences for hero

    If the Dutch catch this hero of yours they will hang him as sure as I stand here.

    It is remarked by Pope, that what “raises the hero, often sinks the man.”

    He knew, also, that nothing he could do or say would prevent Sanda from going with her hero.

    That Francis was a hero of this type of religion has been universally admitted.

    This volume takes the hero and several of his chums to the great West.

    Eloisà fell easily into praises of her hero, and her tongue was unsealed.

    He cannot therefore, when he is the hero of a myth, be described as 'a god—any god you like.'

    Arthur Manley whom a villain tries to ruin, is the hero of this book.

    By birth, howbeit, he said (if rightly, I recall it) that the hero was descended from Perseus.

    It is the ship on the rocks, the theater on fire, that shows the hero.

Word Origin & History of - hero

    Word Origin & History

    hero late 14c., "man of superhuman strength or courage," from L. heros "hero," from Gk. heros "demi-god" (a variant singular of which was heroe), originally "defender, protector," from PIE base *ser- "to watch over, protect" (cf. L. servare "to save, deliver, preserve, protect"). Sense of "chief male character in a play, story, etc." first recorded 1697. Fem. form heroine first attested 1650s, from L. heroina, from Gk. heroine. First record of hero-worship is from 1774. Heroic verse (1610s), decasyllabic iambic, is from It. Hero, the New York term for a sandwich elsewhere called submarine, grinder, ...poor boy (New Orleans), or hoagie (Philadelphia), is 1955, origin unknown, perhaps folk etymology of Gk. gyro, a type of sandwich.