(noun, adjective)


1. very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

- of heroic proportions

- heroic sculpture

Similar word(s): big, large, 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

Similar word(s): bold, heroical

4. of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

- heroic undertakings

Similar word(s): impressive, expansive, grand

5. showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort

- they took heroic measures to save his life

Similar word(s): brave, courageous, desperate

Sentences with heroic as an adjective:

- heroic deeds

- RAUBENHEIMER NO v TRUSTEES, JOHANNES BREDENKAMP TRUST, AND OTHERS 2006 (1) SA 124 (C)"The original cottage was said to appear on a well-known painting, dating back to 1863, of the American pirate ship, the Alabama, leaving Table Bay. It was also believed to feature in the story of the heroic Wolraad Woltemade who, in 1773, lost his life and that of his horse after valiantly saving 14 shipwrecked persons. This was said to have taken place within sight and full view of the house. The second


1. a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter

Definition categories: communication, epic, epos