Hector definition

hĕktər
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The definition of hector is to bully.

An example of hector is to constantly make fun of someone.

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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.

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(intransitive) To behave like a bully; swagger.
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(Greek mythology) A Trojan hero in Iliad.
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A male given name.
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To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
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A bully.
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(person, proper) 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.
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To behave like a bully; swagger.
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A Trojan prince, the eldest son of Priam and Hecuba, killed by Achilles in Homer's Iliad.
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A swaggering fellow; bully.
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To browbeat; bully.
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A bully; a blustering, turbulent, noisy fellow.
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name.
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Origin of hector

  • From earlier Hector valiant warrior, swaggerer after Hector

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin Hectōr from Greek Hektōr

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Ἕκτωρ (Hektōr), possibly from ἔχω (ekhō, “restrain”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Hector, character in the Iliad.

    From Wiktionary