Also, heroical. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hero or heroine.
suitable to the character of a hero in size or concept; daring; noble:
a heroic ambition.
having or displaying the character or attributes of a hero; extraordinarily bold, altruistic, determined, etc.:
a heroic explorer.
having or involving recourse to boldness, daring, or extreme measures:
Heroic measures were taken to save his life.
dealing with or describing the deeds, attributes, etc., of heroes, as in literature.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the heroes of antiquity:
used in heroic poetry.
Compare heroic verse.
resembling heroic poetry in language or style; grandiloquent.
(of style or language) lofty; extravagant; grand.
larger than life-size:
a statue of heroic proportions.
Usually, heroics. heroic verse.
flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
heroic action or behavior.
of, like, or befitting a hero
courageous but desperate
relating to or treating of heroes and their deeds
of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of classical mythology
(of language, manner, etc) extravagant
(prosody) of, relating to, or resembling heroic verse
(of the arts, esp sculpture) larger than life-size; smaller than colossal
held to such a degree as to enable a person to perform virtuous actions with exceptional promptness, ease and pleasure, and with self-abnegation and self-control: heroic virtue
performed or undergone by such a person: the heroic witness of martyrdom
heroic he·ro·ic (hĭ-rō’ĭk)
Relating to a risky medical procedure that may endanger the patient but also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would result in failure.
noun 1. a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities. 2. the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc. noun 1. a woman possessing heroic qualities 2. a woman idealized for possessing superior qualities 3. the main female character in a novel, play, film, etc
adjective, noun, Radio Informal. 1. superheterodyne. noun 1. See superheterodyne receiver
[soo-per-het-er-uh-dahyn] /ˌsu pərˈhɛt ər əˌdaɪn/ Radio. adjective 1. denoting, pertaining to, or using a method of processing received radio or video signals in which an incoming modulated wave is changed by the heterodyne process into a lower-frequency wave and then subjected to amplification and subsequent detection. noun 2. a superheterodyne receiver.
- Superheterodyne receiver
/ˌsuːpəˈhɛtərəˌdaɪn/ noun 1. a radio receiver that combines two radio-frequency signals by heterodyne action, to produce a signal above the audible frequency limit. This signal is amplified and demodulated to give the desired audio-frequency signal Sometimes shortened to superhet