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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Brooks had hectored employees who refused to work overtime.
▪ Alain Gebrec was standing at the entrance to one of the outhouses, hectoring some one inside.
▪ And then Georg had closed in on her, a grumpier, more disapproving, hectoring Georg.
▪ Another gull swoops down and begins to hector the first one for its food.
▪ Doubtless when it reopens, its current hesitancy will give way to the customary hectoring manner.
▪ He didn't hector people or tell them he was going to fight, as Gore did.
▪ Never preach, hector or bully.
▪ She doesn't hector us about giving up things.
▪ Women everywhere, unless hectored by feminists, tend to turn to men for leadership.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hector \Hec"tor\, n. [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of Priam.] A bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes.


Hector \Hec"tor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hectored; p. pr. & vb. n. Hectoring.] To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying.


Hector \Hec"tor\, v. i. To play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "a valiant warrior," 1650s as slang for "a blustering, turbulent, pervicacious, noisy fellow" [Johnson], Heck for short, both in reference to the provocative character of Hektor, Trojan hero, oldest son of Priam and Hecuba, in the "Iliad." It represents Greek hektor, literally "holder, stayer;" an agent noun from ekhein "to have, hold, possess" (see scheme). The word was used mid-1600s in reference to London street gangs. As a proper name it is rare in England but used in Scotland to render Gaelic Eachdonn.


1650s, from Hector (n.), in reference to his encouragement of his fellow Trojans to keep up the fight. Related: Hectored; hectoring.


n. A bully; a blustering, turbulent, noisy fellow. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way. 2 (context intransitive English) To behave like a bully; swagger.

Hector, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas
Population (2000): 506
Housing Units (2000): 219
Land area (2000): 2.305503 sq. miles (5.971224 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.009271 sq. miles (0.024011 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.314774 sq. miles (5.995235 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31150
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.463094 N, 92.979069 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72843
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hector, AR
Hector, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 1166
Housing Units (2000): 532
Land area (2000): 1.542897 sq. miles (3.996084 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.542897 sq. miles (3.996084 sq. km)
FIPS code: 28124
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 44.742432 N, 94.714514 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 55342
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hector, MN

HECToR (High End Computing Terascale Resource) was a British academic national supercomputer service funded by EPSRC, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and BBSRC for the UK academic community. The HECToR service was run by partners including EPCC, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).

The supercomputer itself (currently a Cray XE6) was located at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The first phase came on line in October 2007, and, by the time it was decommissioned, it had been upgraded to Phase 3 configuration, with a peak performance of over 800 teraflops. Its successor is called ARCHER.

Hector (musician)

Heikki Veikko Harma (born April 20, 1947, Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish singer-songwriter who has also distinguished himself as a translator of song lyrics, but has written popular lyrics of his own too. To the public he's better known by the name Hector, which he has used since the release of his 1965 debut single "Palkkasoturi", a Finnish translation of Buffy Sainte-Marie's " Universal Soldier". His 1974 album Hectorock I became the fastest selling record in Finnish history, selling 50,000 units within a few months. Hector was at the height of his popularity in the first half of the 1970s, but his steady string of recordings provided occasional hits well into the 1990s. In 2000s he made strong comeback to popularity with his album Ei selityksiä. That album became one of his most successful albums. In 2007 he made a farewell tour on big arenas, but has performed occasionally after that too. In 2011 he made a massive comeback tour and released a new album Hauras (Fragile) in 2014, ten years after his previous album.

Some of Hector's songs are considered classics of Finnish popular music, such as "Lumi teki enkelin eteiseen" (Snow made an angel in the lobby), "Mandoliinimies" (Mandolin man) and "Olen hautausmaa" (I am a graveyard), and he can be considered a primary contributor to Finnish rock music of the 1970s. He has also written song lyrics to other Finnish singers. His song "Juodaan Viinaa" (Let's drink spirits) was covered by Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani on their 2009 album "Karkelo."

In addition to his music-career, Heikki Harma has also worked as a music journalist on radio.

Hector (disambiguation)

Hector was a Trojan prince, champion of Troy and one of the greatest fighters of the Trojan War from Greek mythology.

Hector may also refer to:

Hector (ship)

Hector was a ship famous for having been part of the first significant migration of Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773. The replica of the original ship is located at the Hector Heritage Quay, a heritage center run by local volunteers, in Pictou.

Hector (Marvel Comics)

Hector is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is usually depicted as a member of the superhero family the Pantheon. Hector uses an energy flail as a weapon. Hector appears to be something of a master strategist.

Hector (surname)

The surnameHector is an English, Dutch, French and German surname.

Hector (given name)

Hector is an English, French, Scottish, and Spanish given name. The name is derived from the name of Hektor, a legendary Trojan champion who was killed by the Greek Achilles. The name Hektor is probably derived from the Greekekhein, meaning "to check", "restrain". In Scotland, the name Hector is sometimes an anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic Eachann, and the pet form Heckie is sometimes used. The name of Sir Ector, the foster father of King Arthur, is also a variant of the same.

Hector (cloud)

Hector is the name given to a cumulonimbus, or thundercloud, that forms regularly nearly every afternoon on the Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia, from approximately September to March each year. Hector, or sometimes "Hector the Convector", is known as one of the world's most consistently large thunderstorms, reaching heights of approximately .

Hector (API)

Hector is a high-level client API for Apache Cassandra. Named after Hector, a warrior of Troy in Greek mythology, it is a substitute for the Cassandra Java Client, or Thrift, that is encapsulated by Hector. It also has Maven repository access.

Hector (1987 film)

Hector is a Belgian comedy-drama film, directed by Stijn Coninx starring Urbanus and Sylvia Millecam. The movie was released in 1987 and was the most successful Flemish movie regarding amount of visitors in Belgian movie theatres until 1990. It was beaten by Koko Flanel, another movie with Stijn Coninx as director and Urbanus as main actor.

Hector (2015 film)

Hector is a 2015 British drama film.

Usage examples of "hector".

Hector ranged on, now flaring along the front, now shouting his orders back toward the rear, all of him armed in bronze aflash like lightning flung by Father Zeus with his battle-shield of thunder.

The rivalry between Arjun and Karna is the leading thought of the Epic, as the rivalry between Achilles and Hector is the leading thought of the Iliad.

Pity, that in His botched universe a Hector must unjustly die, and his poor corpse be dragged in the dust.

Hector Marot, the highwayman, was shut up in this very Boteler dungeon.

Your son, Hector, served when a boy as a volunteer rifleman in the Coto River War.

A big shot deluxe, Goldy Tancred, like Hector Fawcett, was a power in the menace that was now impending.

As it did not, the fates had served me best If in the thick and thunder of to-day, Like Nelson, Harold, Hector, Cyrus, Saul, I had been shifted from this jail of flesh, To wander as a greatened ghost elsewhere.

Then all the people from the battlement Beheld what dreadful things Achilles wrought, For on the body his revenge he spent, The anger of the high Gods heeding nought, To whom was Hector dearest, while he fought, Of all the Trojan men that were their joy, But now no more their favour might be bought By savour of his hecatombs in Troy.

Moreover, both the survivors state that a few minutes before the explosion, Mr Hector Heptane, the President of the Society, passed very close to the rocket and then left the court hurriedly.

Hector betrayed herand I do wonder whether she painted that portrait of Phaedre as a means of indicating to the world at large that she knew it, or merely as a private message to Hectorbut what has that got to do with the present situation?

Sabellum managed to land only one representative on Baffin, an elderly stone-deaf gunnery officer named Hector 284 QUEST FOR A NEW EMPIRE Pitchforth, who starved to death in his ten-by-fifteenfoot shack at Cape Kater on the isolated Brodeur Peninsula during the cruel winter of 1927.

Meanwhile, a calico cat named Kumquat, then a small black and white mutt named Boots, and finally an only somewhat raucous green parrot named Hector, had been added to the family, at which point the house no longer felt too big.

But Hector ignored the Argive masses, killing none, he lashed his pounding stallions straight at Patroclus.

Down the front he charged, crested in flashing bronze, Hector loosing a savage cry and flaring on like fire, like the god of fire, the blaze that never dies.

Bertie and Hector laughed heartily, the Marchioness of Rochester raised her lorgnette to her eyes, Mrs.