An example of hero is a soldier or nurse from World War I and II.
The heroes of medicine.
Soldiers and nurses who were heroes in an unpopular war.
Origin of hero
- Earlier heroe back-formation from heroes heroes from Latin hērōēs pl. of hērōs from Greek ser-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Ἡρώ (Hērō).