[heer-oh] /ˈhɪər oʊ/
noun, plural heroes; for 5 also heros.
a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal:
He was a local hero when he saved the drowning child.
the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc.
the bread or roll used in making a hero sandwich.
[heer-oh] /ˈhɪər oʊ/
Classical Mythology. a priestess of Aphrodite who drowned herself after her lover Leander drowned while swimming the Hellespont to visit her.
Also, Heron. (Hero of Alexandria) flourished 1st century a.d, Greek scientist.
noun (pl) -roes
a man distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude, etc
a man who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field
(classical myth) a being of extraordinary strength and courage, often the offspring of a mortal and a god, who is celebrated for his exploits
the principal male character in a novel, play, etc
(Greek myth) a priestess of Aphrodite, who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while swimming the Hellespont to visit her
1st century ad, Greek mathematician and inventor
late 14c., “man of superhuman strength or physical courage,” from Latin heros “hero,” from Greek heros “demi-god” (a variant singular of which was heroe), originally “defender, protector,” from PIE root *ser- “to watch over, protect” (cf. Latin servare “to save, deliver, preserve, protect;” see observe). Meaning “man who exhibits great bravery” in any course of action is from 1660s. Sense of “chief male character in a play, story, etc.” first recorded 1690s. First record of hero-worship is from 1774.
1955, the New York term for a sandwich elsewhere called submarine, grinder, poor boy (New Orleans), or hoagie (Philadelphia); origin unknown, perhaps so called for its great size, or a folk etymology alteration of Greek gyro as a type of sandwich.
Greek mathematician who wrote on mechanics and invented many water-driven and steam-driven machines. He also developed a formula for determining the area of a triangle.
A sandwich made with a loaf of bread cut lengthwise and filled with a variety of cheeses, sausages, vegetables, etc; grinder, hoagie, poor boy, submarine, torpedo (1955+)
- Herod Agrippa
[uh-grip-uh] /əˈgrɪp ə/ noun 1. (Julius Agrippa) c10 b.c.–a.d. 44, king of Judea 41–44 (grandson of Herod the Great).
- Herod agrippa i
noun 1. 10 bc–44 ad, king of Judaea (41–44), grandson of Herod (the Great). A friend of Caligula and Claudius, he imprisoned Saint Peter and executed Saint James
- Herod agrippa ii
noun 1. died ?93 ad, king of territories in N Palestine (50–?93 ad). He presided (60) at the trial of Saint Paul and sided with the Roman authorities in the Jewish rebellion of 66
- Herod Antipas
[an-ti-pas] /ˈæn tɪˌpæs/ noun 1. died after a.d. 39, ruler of Galilee, a.d. 4–39: ordered the execution of John the Baptist and participated in the trial of Jesus. /ˈæntɪˌpæs/ noun 1. died ?40 ad, tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea (4 bc–40 ad); son of Herod the Great. At the instigation of his wife Herodias, he […]