hero

Yes, a hero is a kind of sandwich. But when David Bowie sings, “We can be heroes,” he’s not talking about sandwiches. He’s talking about the more popular kind of hero — the kind who saves your life!

A hero is someone who does fantastic things that people love. The guy who rescues a skater from a frozen pond is a hero. A hero can be the main character of a story, too, if people root for him. Spiderman is the hero of the comic series: he's the central character, but he also saves people. The word hero goes back to the Greek, referring to a demigod.

Primary Meanings of hero

1.
n
someone who fights for a cause
2.
n
a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
Full Definitions of hero
1

n someone who fights for a cause

Synonyms:
champion, fighter, paladin
Type of:
defender, guardian, protector, shielder
a person who cares for persons or property

n a person distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength

“RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain”
Examples:
Arminius
German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
Job
a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
Type of:
leader
a person who rules or guides or inspires others

n (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god

Type of:
mythical being
an imaginary being of myth or fable

n the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

Type of:
character, part, persona, role, theatrical role
an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
2

n a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Synonyms:
Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, bomber, grinder, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep
Type of:
sandwich
two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

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