heroic


heroic
a) Of or relating to a hero or heroine; supremely noble

heroic deeds

b) Courageous; displaying heroism.

RAUBENHEIMER NO v TRUSTEES, JOHANNES BREDENKAMP TRUST, AND OTHERS 2006 (1) SA 124 (C)"The original cottage was said to appear on a well-known painting, dating back to 1863, of the American pirate ship, the Alabama, leaving Table Bay. It was also believed to feature in the story of the heroic Wolraad Woltemade who, in 1773, lost his life and that of his horse after valiantly saving 14 shipwrecked persons. This was said to have taken place within sight and full view of the house. The second respondent called this historical link into question, averring that the house was probably not yet built in 1773 while Woltemades heroics were believed to have taken place in the vicinity of the Salt River mouth, some 10 km away.

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  • Heroic — He*ro ic, a. [F. h[ e]ro[ i]que, L. hero[ i]cus, Gr. ?.] 1. Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor. [1913 Webster] 2. Worthy of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heroic — [hi rō′ik] adj. [L heroicus < Gr heroikos, of a hero < hērōs, HERO] 1. of or characterized by men of godlike strength and courage [the heroic age of Greece and Rome] 2. like or characteristic of a hero or his deeds; strong, brave, noble,… …   English World dictionary

  • heroic — (adj.) 1540s, shortened from heroical (early 15c.), also heroycus noble, magnanimous, from L. heroicus of a hero, heroic, mythical, from Gk. heroikos pertaining to heroes, from heros (see HERO (Cf. hero) (1)). Earlier was heroical (early 15c.).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • heroic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or like a hero or heroine; very brave. 2) grand or grandiose in scale or intention: pyramids on a heroic scale. ► NOUN (heroics) ▪ behaviour or talk that is bold or dramatic. DERIVATIVES heroically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • heroic — I adjective bold, brave, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, fortis, fortis et invictus, gallant, herolike, intrepid, lionhearted, noble, resolute, soldierly, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, unblenching, undaunted, unflinching,… …   Law dictionary

  • heroic — англ. [хиро/уик] héroïque фр. [эрои/к] heroisch нем. [хэро/иш] героический …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • heroic — [adj] brave, champion bigger than life*, bold, classic, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, elevated, epic, exaggerated, fearless, fire eating*, gallant, grand, grandiose, gritty, gutsy*, gutty*, high flown, impavid, inflated, intrepid, lion… …   New thesaurus

  • heroic — heroically, adv. heroicalness, heroicness, heroicity /hear oh is i tee/, n. /hi roh ik/, adj. 1. Also, heroical. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a hero or heroine. 3. suitable to the character of a hero in size or concept; daring;… …   Universalium

  • heroic — [[t]hɪro͟ʊɪk[/t]] heroics 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a person or their actions as heroic, you admire them because they show extreme bravery. The heroic sergeant risked his life to rescue 29 fishermen from their blazing trawler...… …   English dictionary

  • heroic — he•ro•ic [[t]hɪˈroʊ ɪk[/t]] adj. Also, he•ro′i•cal. 1) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a hero or heroine; daring; noble; intrepid: a heroic explorer; heroic ambition[/ex] 2) having or involving recourse to daring or forceful action:… …   From formal English to slang

  • heroic — I. adjective also heroical Date: 1549 1. of, relating to, resembling, or suggesting heroes especially of antiquity 2. a. exhibiting or marked by courage and daring b. supremely noble or self sacrificing 3. a. of impressive size, power, extent, or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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