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English definition of “hero”

hero

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈhɪə.rəʊ/ US  /ˈhɪr.oʊ/ (plural heroes)
B1 a person who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great: a war hero He became a national hero for his part in the revolution.humorous Graham says he'll take my parents to the airport at four o'clock in the morning - what a hero! → Compare heroine → See also antiheroHeroes and cowardsExceptional qualities, things and people B1 (female heroine) the main male character in a book or film who is usually good: the hero of her latest novel → Compare heroineCharacters in literature and film someone who you admire very much: Humphrey Bogart's my hero - I've seen every one of his movies. → Compare heroineHeroes and cowards
(Definition of hero noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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