Definitions for: Heroine


[n] the main good female character in a work of fiction
[n] a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds



Webster (1913) Definition: Her"o*ine, n. [F. h['e]ro["i]ne, L. heroina, Gr. ?,
fem. of ?. See Hero.]
1. A woman of an heroic spirit.

The heroine assumed the woman's place. --Dryden.

2. The principal female person who figures in a remarkable
action, or as the subject of a poem or story.

See Also: adult female, character, Judith, Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, Mary McCauley, McCauley, Molly Pitcher, part, persona, role, theatrical role, woman

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