Definition for hero

noun as in person noted for acts of courage or good

noun as in role model or idol

noun as in principal character in story or drama

noun as in godlike being

noun as in submarine sandwich

Strong matches

grinder, hoagy, sub, submarine, torpedo

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Example Sentences

Moving into a new apartment is like playing hero to yourself.

From Ozy

The hoops intelligentsia has, for the most part, weighed the case for hero ball and ruled against it.

The three-part series is packed with horror and action and follows a demented Deadpool as he attempts to rid the Marvel universe of heroes.

From Ozy

In the newest phase of the crisis, it is less evident who the heroes are.

From Fortune

Our heroes are the ones who have walked intentionally toward social good, amplifying unheard voices and embracing inconvenience in exchange for more just outcomes for all.

From Fortune

His hero, Bruce Springsteen, is a gazillionaire, but he still manages to come across as a regular guy, so perception is reality.

My captain on the boat, Brazakka, he wanted me to do this Hemingway bit, with the white stubble, and he wanted the hero angle.

Selma becomes a biopic in which the hero shines while those who worked beside him are overlooked or relegated to the sidelines.

Sting took over the lead role to try to draw an audience, but his thumpingly inspirational score was already the hero of the show.

But you know, I had only one other hero in my life acting and that was River [Phoenix].

His hero, Gulliver, discovers race after race of beings who typify the genera in his classification of mankind.

General Lachambre, as the hero of Cavite, followed to receive the applause which was everywhere showered upon him in Spain.

El Imparcial maintained that he was worthy of being honoured as a 19th century conquering hero.

He stood, with the air of a hero, both arms extended towards the amazed pair of lovers.

Our hero smiled as he waved his hand to his companions, and, turning away, was soon lost to sight among the bushes.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hero, such as: champion, conquering hero, conqueror, knight, paladin, and person of the hour.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.