The hero of Homer's Iliad, the son of Peleus and Thetis and slayer of Hector.
Greek warrior and leader in the Trojan War who kills Hector and is killed by Paris with an arrow that strikes his only vulnerable spot, his heel: he is the hero of Homer's Iliad.
Webster's New World
(Greek mythology) Semi-divine hero, son of Peleus and the nymph Thetis, prince and leader of the Myrmidons; great warrior of the Achaean (Greek) camp, killed in the Trojan War; central character of the Iliad.
Origin of Achilles
Borrowing from LatinAchilles, from Ancient Greek Ἀχιλλεύς (Akhilleus).
Achilles Sentence Examples
If she got desperate enough, that desire might become her husband's Achilles Heel.
Obtaining accurate and timely information continued to be our Achilles heel.
His leave-taking of Andromache in the sixth book of the Iliad, and his departure to meet Achilles for the last time, are most touchingly described.
Then Achilles, to revenge his friend's death, returned to the war, slew Hector, dragged his body behind his chariot to the camp, and afterwards round the tomb of Patroclus.
The story of the childhood of Achilles in Homer differs from that given by later writers.