he·ro·ic /hɪˈroɪk ||hɛrˈo ||hiˈro-/
he·ro·ic /hɪˈroɪk , hɪˈro-/ 形容詞
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.
adj 1: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary
(especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of
heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture" [syn: epic,
2: relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity;
"heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
3: having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the
heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic
explorers" [syn: heroical]
4: impressive in size or scope; "heroic undertakings" [syn: grand]
5: showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously
undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last
desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate
gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning
point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic
measures to save his life" [syn: desperate]
n : a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated
themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter [syn: heroic
verse, heroic meter]