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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 He·ro·ic a.
 1. Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor.
 2. Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as, heroic action; heroic enterprises.
 3. Sculpture & Painting Larger than life size, but smaller than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human figure.
 Heroic Age, the age when the heroes, or those called the children of the gods, are supposed to have lived.
 Heroic poetry, that which celebrates the deeds of a hero; epic poetry.
 Heroic treatment or Heroic remedies Med., treatment or remedies of a severe character, suited to a desperate case.
 Heroic verse Pros., the verse of heroic or epic poetry, being in English, German, and Italian the iambic of ten syllables; in French the iambic of twelve syllables; and in classic poetry the hexameter.
 Syn: -- Brave; intrepid; courageous; daring; valiant; bold; gallant; fearless; enterprising; noble; magnanimous; illustrious.