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Adjective: heroic  hi'row-ik
  1. Having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
    "heroic explorers"; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy";
    - heroical
  2. Showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
    "they took heroic measures to save his life";
    - desperate
  3. Very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture";
    - epic, larger-than-life
  4. Of behaviour that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
    "heroic undertakings";
    - expansive, grand
  5. Relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity
    "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
Noun: heroic  hi'row-ik
  1. A verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    - heroic verse, heroic meter

Derived forms: heroics

See also: big, bold, brave, courageous, impressive, large

Type of: epic, epic poem, epos, heroic poem

Antonym: unheroic

Encyclopedia: Heroic