Definitions for: Heroic


[adj] having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers"
[adj] showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life"
[adj] impressive in size or scope; "heroic undertakings"
[adj] surpassing the ordinary especially in size or scale; "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
[adj] relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"



Webster (1913) Definition: He*ro"ic, a. [F. h['e]ro["i]que, L. hero["i]cus, Gr.
?.]
1. Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of
heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the
heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor.

2. Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as,
heroic action; heroic enterprises.

3. (Sculpture & Painting) Larger than life size, but smaller
than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human
figure.

Heroic Age, the age when the heroes, or those called the
children of the gods, are supposed to have lived.

Heroic poetry, that which celebrates the deeds of a hero;
epic poetry.

Heroic treatment or remedies (Med.), treatment or
remedies of a severe character, suited to a desperate
case.

Heroic verse (Pros.), the verse of heroic or epic poetry,
being in English, German, and Italian the iambic of ten
syllables; in French the iambic of twelve syllables; and
in classic poetry the hexameter.

Syn: Brave; intrepid; courageous; daring; valiant; bold;
gallant; fearless; enterprising; noble; magnanimous;
illustrious.

Synonyms: big, bold, brave, courageous, desperate, epic, fearless, grand, heroical, impressive, large, larger-than-life

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