heronoun [C]uk /ˈhɪə.rəʊ/ us /ˈhɪr.oʊ/ (plural heroes)
hero noun [C] (PERSON)
- James Bond was a hero of mine when I was a boy.
- Perseus was a legendary Greek hero.
- The movie centres around the amorous adventures of its handsome hero.
- During his acting career, he has played all Shakespeare's great tragic heroes.
- A statue was erected to glorify the country's national heroes.