heroism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “heroism” in the English Dictionary

"heroism" in American English

See all translations

heroismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈher·oʊˌɪz·əm/
greatbravery: an ​act of heroism
(Definition of heroism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heroism”
in Arabic بُطولة…
in Korean 영웅적 행동…
in Portuguese heroísmo…
in Catalan heroisme…
in Japanese 勇敢な行為, 英雄的行動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英勇行为, 英雄主义…
in Turkish kahramanlık, yiğitlik…
in Russian героизм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英勇行為, 英雄主義…
in Italian eroismo…
in Polish bohaterstwo…
What is the pronunciation of heroism?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More