Origin of hectorfrom Hectors, name of a gang of rowdy young men who terrorized the streets of London in the early 18th circa : ultimately after Hector
- The definition of hector is a bully, or it is a man's name.
- An example of a hector is a teenager who always makes fun of and pushes others.
- An example of Hector is Homer's character in Iliad who was killed by Achilles.
- The definition of hector is to bully.
An example of hector is to constantly make fun of someone.
- a masculine name
- in Homer's Iliad, the greatest Trojan hero, killed by Achilles to avenge the death of Patroclus: he is the eldest son of Priam and Hecuba
Origin of HectorClassical Latin from Classical Greek Hekt?r, literally , holding fast from echein, to hold, have: for Indo-European base see school
verbhec·tored, hec·tor·ing, hec·tors
Origin of hectorFrom earlier Hector valiant warrior, swaggerer after Hector
Origin of HectorLatin Hectōr from Greek Hektōr
(third-person singular simple present hectors, present participle hectoring, simple past and past participle hectored)
From Hector, character in the Iliad.
From Ancient Greek Ἕκτωρ (Hektōr), possibly from ἔχω (ekhō, “restrain”).
- The destruction of the forest is telling fatally on the ' See the geological map of New Zealand by Sir James Hector (1884).
- Not till the smoke was seen from St Thomas's Mount, where Sir Hector Munro commanded some 5200 troops, was an 9;;10vement made; then, however, the British general sought to effect a junction with a smaller body under Colonel Baillie recalled from Guntur.
- Legendary materials borrowed by Hollinshed from Hector Boece, and on the dynastic myth of the descent of the Stuart kings from Banquo, has clouded the actual facts of history.
- The chief incidents in that part of the poem - the panic rush to the ships, the duels of Paris and Menelaus, and of Hector and Ajax, the Aristeia of Diomede - stand in no relation to the mainspring of the poem, the promise made by Zeus to Thetis.
- It contains the panelling of a room from the house of Edmund Hector, which formerly stood in Old Square, Birmingham, where Dr Samuel Johnson was a frequent visitor.