hero

Part of speech:

Heroine.

Part of speech: noun

A man eminent for courage; anciently, a demigod.

Part of speech: noun

The chief male figure of a poem, play, or novel.

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Usage examples "hero":

  1. Now look you, Dobble, I am no hero, but I'm not such a coward as you- and you know it. - "The Fatal Boots", William Makepeace Thackeray.
  2. He, Bob Flixton, the hero of so many bonnes fortunes, to be refused! - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. Of Guy of Warwick, the great warrior and hero, I shall tell you more when we are at Guy's Cliff, where he lived. - "John and Betty's History Visit", Margaret Williamson.