Heroine meaning

hĕrō-ĭn
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The definition of a heroine is a female who is noted for her courage or is the female main character in a movie or a book who everyone likes and admires.

An example of a heroine is a woman who saves children from a burning building.

An example of a heroine is Wonder Woman.

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A woman noted for special achievement in a particular field.
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A woman noted for courage and daring action.
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The principal female character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.
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A girl or woman of outstanding courage, nobility, etc., or of heroic achievements.
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A female lead character.
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The central female character in a novel, play, etc., with whom the reader or audience is supposed to sympathize.
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Origin of heroine

  • Latin hērōīnē, hērōīna from Greek hērōīnē feminine of hērōs hero hero

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

  • English from 1650. The sense of "female lead character" is from 1715.

    From Wiktionary