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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 he·ro·ic /hɪˈroɪk ||hɛrˈo ||hiˈro-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 he·ro·ic /hɪˈroɪk , hɪˈro-/ 形容詞

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]