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Dictionary definition for: Heroic

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

2. (s) very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale) "an epic voyage" "of heroic proportions" "heroic sculpture"

3. (a) relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends" "the heroic age"

4. (s) having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy" "heroic explorers"

5. (s) impressive in size or scope; "heroic undertakings"

6. (s) 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

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