- The definition of heroic is a strong and courageous person or a story about deeds by those with these qualities.
- An example of a heroic deed is a fireman entering a burning building to save a child.
- An example of a heroic story is the story of Perseus in Greek mythology.
- of or characterized by men of godlike strength and courage: the heroic age of Greece and Rome
- like or characteristic of a hero or his deeds; strong, brave, noble, powerful, etc.: heroic conduct, a heroic effort
- of or about a hero and his deeds; epic: a heroic poem
- exalted; eloquent; high-flown: heroic words
- daring and risky, but used as a last resort: heroic measures
- Art larger than life-size but less than colossal: a heroic statue
Origin of heroicClassical Latin heroicus ; from Classical Greek heroikos, of a hero ; from hērōs, hero
- heroic verse
- pretentious or extravagant talk or action meant to seem heroic
- heroic behavior or deeds
- Of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of literature, legend, or myth.
- Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous: heroic deeds.
- a. Impressive in size or scope; grand: heroic undertakings.b. Of a size or scale that is larger than life: heroic sculpture.
- A line of heroic verse.
- heroics Heroic behavior or action.
- heroics Melodramatic behavior or language: “Activism has nothing to do with publicity or heroics or being visible” (Patricia Bosworth).
(comparative more heroic, superlative most heroic)
- Of or relating to a hero or heroine; supremely noble
- heroic deeds
- 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 Woltemade's heroics were believed to have taken place in the vicinity of the Salt River mouth, some 10 km away.