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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a war hero
▪ At home he was hailed as a war hero.
die a hero/rich man etc
▪ He died a hero on the battlefield.
folk hero
▪ Casey Jones is an American folk hero.
hailed a hero
▪ A young man is being hailed a hero tonight after rescuing two children.
hero worship
tragic hero (=the main person in a tragedy)
unsung heroes
▪ one of the unsung heroes of French politics
▪ Just the kind of marginal folk hero they would go and use as a mascot.
▪ When Finubar returned to Ulthuan he was hailed as a great hero.
▪ And indeed for a time Patroclus fought as gloriously as that great hero himself could have done.
▪ The Warden of the City is the great Elven hero Eltharion.
▪ He was a personage of quite another order from the great hero of Athens, Theseus.
▪ His chief councillor and military leader was William of Toulouse, one of the great Frankish heroes.
▪ The great Athenian hero was Theseus.
▪ I no longer cared about seeing the film, though it was to be the last with my great hero Sean Connery.
▪ With their behavior toward Mr Cengic, they have made him an even greater hero of his country.
▪ In my section I had one of my local heroes, Tony Scott, about four or five pegs away.
▪ The subjects of Wuerttemberg felt terrible, for they considered the count a local hero.
▪ Because you're a local hero to her.
▪ Hill had established himself as a local hero and also as something of an eccentric.
▪ He has a real medal chance so if Henley wants a local hero it's time to pay up.
▪ The firefighters have become local heroes for their search and rescue efforts after the blast.
▪ He was a national hero and now he had the leverage to change golf.
▪ His exploits on the Colorado River had made him a national hero, the most celebrated adventurer since Lewis and Clark.
▪ This boy is a celebrity here, a national hero.
▪ Brave, adventurous, single-minded, he died a national hero.
▪ Charismatic, charming, he'd become a national hero.
▪ At Silverstone, Hunt was the national hero.
▪ Punjabis are now with the police, and Mr Gill is a national hero.
▪ Yet Lowry was a popular hero who, when he died in 1977, was the most famous painter in Britain.
▪ Farmers squealed that the popular porcine hero fueled a drop in pork sales as children boycotted Babe on a platter.
▪ Inventors like Edison, Westinghouse, and Bell were popular heroes, to be emulated by younger men.
▪ There is no more popular hero than Hercules.
▪ Maybe you'd know how to act if you had some more positive role models and some real heroes in your life.
▪ Jim Magilton was made man of the match but for many United fans new keeper Phil Whitehead was the real hero.
▪ Not Margarita, one of the real heroes of the book.
▪ But my real hero was Victor de Sabata.
▪ Their fantasy helps when the kids start thinking the wrestlers are heroes and the wrestlers become something like real heroes.
▪ Stuntmen and stand-ins are the real heroes.
▪ Party chairman Chris Patten, the tragic hero of the hour, arrived shortly after 11.00 for a lengthy post-mortem.
▪ Sentimental comedy possesses several characteristics that are incompatible with the classic concept of tragedy and the tragic hero.
▪ But Laker, like all tragic heroes, had his fatal flaw, hubris.
▪ In most cases the pesme sing of tragic heroes who met violent deaths, martyrs to the national cause.
▪ The ground crews within the Army Air Corps are generally the unsung heroes behind everything we do.
▪ Tonight we meet some of the unsung heroes of Inspector Morse - the extras.
▪ This country is full of unsung heroes.
▪ Jimmy Wilde - one of the great unsung heroes of Crystal Palace, until today!
▪ They were the unsung heroes of the whole appeal.
▪ Les Stocker is another unsung hero in the Honours List.
▪ They indicate that the big lad from West Birk Hatt is probably one of the finest unsung heroes of the last war.
▪ Instead of portraying a puffy-faced old tyrant, Picasso had drawn a young hero.
▪ The guards hear him knocking and shouting but then our young hero comes back.
▪ Thousands of Keen disks were ordered last month by EGA/VGA users proving the undying popularity of this loveable, young, hero.
▪ Just ask Scratchman, the goofy action hero who crusades for truth, justice and the Texas Lottery.
▪ As an action hero, Fletcher fails miserably in this endeavor.
▪ What right had I to tarnish the reputation of an acknowledged war hero and needlessly distress his family?
▪ Stewart was viewed in Washington as something of a war hero.
▪ I keep forgetting he's a war hero.
▪ Then the war heroes came back home and bumped Lucky out ofhis place at the livery.
▪ The ex-hunter, aviator and war hero, Tom Fairfax, who was her lover, is approaching in his biplane.
▪ We were both war heroes, and both of us had just been elected to Congress.
▪ Sometimes there were famous guests: heavyweight boxers, film actresses, war heroes, prime ministers.
▪ Local Republicans figured a wounded war hero would be a natural political candidate.
▪ He had a tendency toward hero worship and often gushed embarrassingly in correspondence with his heroes.
▪ And it wasn't all hero worship.
▪ He became a hero when he rescued a number of people from a blazing house fire.
▪ The traditional outcast or pariah becomes the hero in this new age.
▪ Instead he became a national hero who enjoyed a long life ... and who died with dignity.
▪ By accident Jack became a hero, but maybe that was his nature, anyway.
▪ The governor became a hero to many of his staff and prisoners, including the one slashed.
▪ The Iron Man is befriended by a young child and in the end, becomes a hero.
▪ So when Calley was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, he became a hero overnight.
▪ Sometimes I lie here and wonder how you ever became a hero.
▪ When Finubar returned to Ulthuan he was hailed as a great hero.
▪ Rodgers, hailed none the less as a hero in papers across the country, was renowned for being taciturn.
▪ So you want to play the hero?
▪ Hoffman plays a reluctant hero who disappears after rescuing plane crash survivors.
▪ Sir Anthony Hopkins says it's a privilege to play a romantic hero at 55.
▪ He was in his element playing doomed heroes and dandies, neurotics and aesthetes.
▪ You know now not to play the hero, don't you?
▪ Conway returned home, hailed as a hero of the war.
▪ Hamlet is Shakespeare's most famous tragic hero.
▪ In cinema, the hero always got the girl and the bad guy was always punished.
▪ Indiana Jones is the hero of the film.
▪ Shakespeare's best-known tragic hero is probably Hamlet.
▪ sports heroes
▪ The hero of the story is a young soldier.
▪ Who was the hero of "The Catcher in the Rye"?
▪ Because Masten was his hero, he was a little nervous.
▪ Defense attorney Ana Ortiz, who referred to her client as Billyjack, said he is a hero by any name.
▪ Here we have the concept of the maverick, the hero innovator, the streetwise entrepreneur, that several speakers have described.
▪ His legend, like the stories of most heroes, begins badly.
▪ It is counterproductive to be derogatory about hairstyle, clothing, or current countercultural heroes.
▪ One is that the shelf life of heroes is short.
▪ Racing drivers appear to be larger-than-life heroes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sub \Sub\, n.

  1. A subordinate; a subaltern. [Colloq.]

  2. a shortened form of submarine, the boat.

  3. a shortened form of submarine sandwich; also called hero, hero sandwich, and grinder.


submarine sandwich \sub`ma*rine" sand"wich\, n. A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced variously, and often having oil or other dressing applied; called also hoagie, hero, hero sandwich, grinder, sub, submarine, poor boy, and Italian sandwich. A single such sandwich may consitute a substantial meal. Very large variants are sometimes prepared for social gatherings and cut into pieces for individual consumption.


hoagie \hoagie\, hoagy \hoagy\n. a large sandwich on a long crusty roll that is split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the U. S., such as hero, grinder, and submarine.

Syn: bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "man of superhuman strength or physical courage," from Latin heros "hero," from Greek heros "demi-god" (a variant singular of which was heroe), perhaps originally "defender, protector," and from PIE root *ser- (1) "to watch over, protect" (see observe). Meaning "man who exhibits great bravery" in any course of action is from 1660s. Sense of "chief male character in a play, story, etc." first recorded 1690s. First record of hero-worship is from 1774.


1955, the New York term for a sandwich elsewhere called submarine, grinder, poor boy (New Orleans), or hoagie (Philadelphia); origin unknown, perhaps so called for its great size, or a folk etymology alteration of Greek gyro as a type of sandwich.


n. 1 (rfc-sense) A real or mythical person of great bravery who carries out extraordinary deeds. 2 A role model. 3 The main protagonist in a work of fiction. 4 A large sandwich made from meats and cheeses; a hero sandwich. 5 (context food styling chiefly attributive English) The product chosen from several candidates to be photographed.

  1. n. a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"

  2. the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

  3. someone who fights for a cause [syn: champion, fighter, paladin]

  4. Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century) [syn: Heron, Hero of Alexandria]

  5. (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god

  6. (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her

  7. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States [syn: bomber, grinder, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep]

  8. [also: heroes (pl)]


A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) is a person or main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing his or her own personal concerns for some greater good.

The concept of the hero was first founded in classical literature. It is the main or revered character in heroic epic poetry celebrated through ancient legends of a people; often striving for military conquest and living by a continually flawed personal honor code. The definition of a hero has changed throughout time, and the Merriam Webster dictionary defines a hero as "a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities". Examples of heroes range from mythological figures, such as Gilgamesh, Achilles and Iphigenia, to historical figures, such as Joan of Arc, to modern societal heroes like Rosa Parks and Mahatma Gandhi.

Hero (2002 film)

Hero is a 2002 Chinese wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC.

Hero was first released in China on 24 October 2002. At that time, it was the most expensive project and the highest-grossing motion picture in Chinese film history. Miramax Films owned the American market distribution rights, but delayed the release of the film for nearly two years. It was finally presented by Quentin Tarantino to American theaters on 27 August 2004.

Hero (disambiguation)

A hero is a person who performs extraordinary deeds for the benefit of others.

Hero may also refer to:

Hero (1992 film)

Hero (released in the United Kingdom and Ireland as Accidental Hero) is a 1992 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears. It was written by David Webb Peoples from a story written by Peoples, Laura Ziskin and Alvin Sargent. The film stars Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy García, Joan Cusack and an uncredited Chevy Chase. Following the critically acclaimed The Grifters (1990), Hero was the second American feature film by British filmmaker Frears.

Hero (Mariah Carey song)

"Hero" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. It was released on October 19, 1993 via Columbia Records as the second single from Carey's third studio album, Music Box (1993). Originally intended for Gloria Estefan, the song was written by Mariah and produced by her and Walter Afanasieff. While writing the song, Carey did not connect to its style or sound, therefore forfeiting it over to the soundtrack of the film of the same name. However, after being convinced to keep it, she personalized it, giving it a more pop and R&B melody, as well as changing some of the lyrics to more precisely fit her personality. Lyrically, the song is regarded as one of Carey's most inspirational and personal ballads, with its protagonist declaring that even though we may feel discouraged or down at times, in reality we are "heroes" if we look inside ourselves and see our own inner strength; in time, it will help us "find the way."

The song received mixed reviews by contemporary music critics for its lyrical content, while Carey's vocal performance was praised. Aside from its lyrics, "Hero" derived its hook and sound from several musical instruments such as the guitar, piano and organ. The song experienced strong success in several international markets, and also became Carey's eighth chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, it was ranked number 53 on the Decade-End Chart. Outside the United States, "Hero" enjoyed strong charting, reaching the top five in Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand and Norway and the top ten in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Due to fan requests and letters, as well as their connection to its personal meaning and content, the song remains one of Carey's most performed songs. Deemed by many as her signature song, the song was originally performed on The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Hey Hey It's Saturday during its original chart run. Additionally, Carey performed it on several live telethons and specials, such as Pavarotti and Friends and Michael Jackson & Friends in 1999, America: A Tribute to Heroes in 2001, Live 8 in 2005, and the inaugural ball for Barack Obama in 2009. Additionally, the song was featured on the set-lists of all of Carey's tours, usually serving as the encore or closing number, and making its debut during the album's accompanying set of concerts, the Music Box Tour. The song was included on several of Carey's compilation albums, #1's (1998), Greatest Hits (2001), The Ballads (2008), and #1 to Infinity (2015).

Throughout the course of her career, Carey has re-recorded the song twice, and filmed other music videos aside from the original. The first music video for the song was filmed by Larry Jordan in July 1993 during a private concert at Proctor's Theatre, later released on the home video Here Is Mariah Carey. In 2001, following the September 11 attacks, Carey re-recorded the song as a mash-up single titled " Never Too Far/Hero Medley," a medley with her single at the time, " Never Too Far." Additionally, prior to the release of her compilation album The Ballads, Carey re-recorded "Hero" and filmed a new video featuring behind the scenes footage of the studio. "Hero" won two ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, one ASCAP Pop Music Award and one BMI Pop Award for the Songwriter Award. The song has been covered many times during both studio and live recordings, such as on global singing competitions.

Hero (2001 TV series)

Hero is a Japanese drama series that aired in Japan on Fuji TV in 2001.

Hero achieved the highest Japanese TV drama ratings record in 25 years (average audience share over the entire series = 34.3%). It was so successful that it spawned a 2006 miniseries and a feature film entitled Hero: The Movie which reached #3 on the 2007 top grossing film chart in Japan.

Starting July 2014, Fuji TV will air a second series entitled Hero 2, which will have Takuya Kimura reprise his role.

Hero (title)

The title of Hero is presented by various governments in recognition of acts of self-sacrifice to the state, and great achievements in combat or labor. It is originally a Soviet-type honor, and is continued by several nations including Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. It was also awarded to cities and fortresses for collective efforts in heroic feats. Each hero receives a medal for public display, special privileges and rights for life, and the admiration and respect of the nation. Some countries without Soviet connections also award Hero honours.

Hero (TV channel)

Hero (sometimes referred to by fans as Hero TV) is a Filipino cable television network based in Quezon City. It is owned and operated by ABS-CBN Cable Channels, a subsidiary of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. Its programming is composed primarily of Filipino-dubbed Japanese animation.

Hero (magazine)

HERO Magazine was an American glossy bimonthly gay magazine co-founded in 1997 by Sam Jensen Page and Paul Horne. The magazine stopped publication in January 2002. It was based in Los Angeles.

Hero (1984 film)

Hero is a Tollywood film that was directed by Vijaya Bapineedu and produced by Allu Aravind. This film starred Chiranjeevi, Radhika, and Rao Gopal Rao in important roles. This film released on 23 April 1984.

Hero (Battlestar Galactica)

"Hero" is the eighth episode of the third season from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. This episode aired on November 17, 2006.

Hero (Angel)

"Hero" is episode 9 of season 1 in the television show Angel. Written by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and directed by Tucker Gates, it was originally broadcast on November 30, 1999 on the WB television network. In "Hero", Angel joins Doyle’s crusade to save a group of part-human Lister demons from The Scourge, an army of supremacist stormtrooper demons who claim "pure" blood and consequently persecute those of "mixed" blood. While Doyle goes after a strayed Lister teen and Cordelia handles details of the escape plan, Angel infiltrates the enemy and discovers their secret weapon, a bomb-like device called the Beacon that combusts anyone with any taint of human blood. Events lead to a climactic showdown aboard a tramp freighter, where Doyle finally confesses his half-demon heritage—and his love for her—to Cordelia, and proves that he, like Angel, is a Champion in his own right.

Hero (Chad Kroeger song)

"Hero" is a song by Chad Kroeger, featuring Josey Scott; then lead singer of Saliva, recorded in 2002 for the Spider-Man soundtrack. The recording also features Tyler Connolly ( Theory of a Deadman lead singer/guitarist), Mike Kroeger ( Nickelback bassist), and Matt Cameron ( Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer). Jeremy Taggart ( Our Lady Peace drummer) performs on the video.

There are two versions of this song, one with an orchestral background and one without.

HERO (robot)

HERO (Heathkit Educational RObot) is the name of several educational robots sold by Heathkit during the 1980s. The Heath Company began the HERO 1 project in October 1979. The first units were available in 1982. Models included the HERO 1, HERO Jr., and HERO 2000. Heathkit supported the HERO robot line up until 1995. All three were available as kits, or for more money, prebuilt by Heathkit. Since 2013 the 1980s models are considered collectors items, due to their apparent rarity. For the most part, they cannot perform practical tasks, but are more geared toward entertainment and education above all.

Hero (Enrique Iglesias song)

"Hero" is a song by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias from his second English-language studio album Escape (2001). It was written by Iglesias, Paul Barry and Mark Taylor. Iglesias first released the song to radio on 3 September 2001 to a positive critical and commercial reception. To the date the single has sold 8 million copies worldwide.

After the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, which took place eight days after the song's release, it was one of the few songs chosen by radio DJs in New York City to be remixed with audio from police, firefighters, civilians at Ground Zero, and politicians commenting on the attacks. Iglesias was asked to sing the song live at America: A Tribute to Heroes. He had performed the song earlier at that year's Miss Venezuela, but due to the terrorist attacks the show was not aired on television.

The American television series Glee featured a version of the song as a mashup mixed with the Gipsy Kings' " Bamboléo". The release from the twelfth episode (called " The Spanish Teacher") in season 3 of the show is named "Bambolero/Hero". The main vocals were done by Chord Overstreet (playing the character Sam Evans). An Italian version of this song was covered by Micheal Castaldo, in his studio album Bergamot.

Hero (1987 film)

Hero (1987) is the official documentary film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico.

The film was narrated by Michael Caine and the music score was written by Rick Wakeman. Hero found the most success in Argentina since the focal point of the film was Diego Maradona and his role in the quarter-final match against England, more specifically the Hand of God goal and the Goal of the Century. The match and the championship were eventually won by Argentina. The film also enjoys cult status in the UK.

Hero (Kirk Franklin album)

Hero is an album released by Kirk Franklin, released October 4, 2005 on GospoCentric Records.

Hero was certified as Gold by the RIAA on and Platinum on .

In 2007 Hero won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album and " Imagine Me" won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song.

Hero (novel)

Hero (2007) is a Lambda-winning novel, and the only novel by openly gay film producer and novelist Perry Moore. The fantasy novel is about a teenage superhero, Thom Creed, who must deal with his ex-superhero father's disgrace, his own sexuality, and a murderer stalking the world's heroes.

Hero (Divinefire album)

Hero is the second album by the Divinefire.

Hero (Nas song)

"Hero" is a 2008 song and lead single from Nas' untitled album. The song features singer Keri Hilson and production by Polow da Don. This song was also featured in Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

Chamillionaire released a freestyle of this song before the release of Mixtape Messiah 4 under the name "Hero". It was originally intended to be a throwaway, but was released on the mixtape. Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa also released a freestyle of this song titled "Hero (Freestyle)" on his 2008 mix tape Star Power.

Hero (1983 film)

Hero is a 1983 Indian Hindi romantic action film directed by Subhash Ghai. Jackie Shroff played the lead role, also called "Jackie", and achieved stardom through this film. Actress Meenakshi Sheshadri, who had been crowned Miss India in 1981 and played the lead female role gained popularity through this movie.

Hero was remade in Telugu as Vikram with Nagarjuna and in Kannada as Ranadheera with V Ravichandran. A Hindi remake was released in 2015 directed by Nikhil Advani.

Hero (comics)

Hero, in comics, may refer to:

  • Hero, is one of the names used by the Eternal the Forgotten One
  • H.E.R.O. (comics), a comic book series based on the H-Dial from Dial H for Hero
  • Hero Cruz, a character from Superboy and the Ravers who also possessed the H-Dial
  • Hero, a graphic novel by Yoshitaka Amano published by Boom! Studios
  • The Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit organization that helps comic creators in need
  • Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man, a series created by Neil Gaiman for Tekno Comix
  • Hero, the horse of comics character The Phantom
  • Hero, a character in the web comic RPG World
  • Hero Brown, a character in the comic book series Y: The Last Man

It may also refer to:

  • Hero Alliance, a superhero team from Pied Piper Comics
  • Hero by Night, a series from Platinum Studios
  • Hero Camp, a title from Image Comics
  • Hero for Hire, a Marvel Comics series starring Luke Cage
  • Hero Sandwich, a series from Slave Labor Graphics
  • Hero Squared, a series from Boom! Studios
  • Hero Zero, a series from Dark Horse Comics
  • Last Hero Standing, a Marvel Comics limited series
  • No Hero (comics), a series by Warren Ellis, published by Avatar Press
Hero (2007 film)

Hero is a 2007 Japanese feature film based on the 2001 Japanese TV series of the same name. The original series spawned a 2-hour TV special in 2006 which followed the main character, Kuryu, five years later. That special sets up the lead-in for the 2007 feature film.

The all-star cast of this film includes the original cast from the TV series; cameos by Ayase Haruka and Nakai Kiichi (from the 2006 special), as well as guests Koshiro Matsumoto, Tamori, and special guest, Korean star Lee Byung-hun.

This film mainly portrays the events that occurs in the courtroom, which was rarely done in the TV series.

The region-2 DVD (Korean subtitles version also available) was released on March 8, 2008 by Pony Canyon.

A sequel feature film, also titled Hero, was released in theatres in July 2015. The film follows Kuryu and the cast of the 2014 TV Series and features the return of Amamiya, who was inexplicably absent from the second TV series.

Hero (Charlotte Perrelli song)

"Hero" is a 2008 pop song performed by the Swedish singer Charlotte Perrelli written by Fredrik Kempe and Bobby Ljunggren. It was rumoured the song was going to be sung by Måns Zelmerlöw, but Charlotte was first choice and finally Charlotte was chosen for the SVT. It won the Melodifestivalen 2008 on 15 March 2008 at the Globen. Due to this, it represented Sweden at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia.

The single "Hero" was released on 12 March 2008. It topped the Swedish Singles chart, and was certified Gold, in recognition of 10,000 copies sold. After the contest, it was certified Platinum, as 40,000 copies sold. The song entered the 3rd place at Svensktoppen on 13 April 2008, and it stayed on the chart for eight weeks until 1 June 2008 peaking at #3. The Swedish single top 100, she peaked at #1 for 5 weeks, and left the charts after 19 weeks. Her position in the 'best of all time' is #503 with 769 points.

Hero (van Canto album)

Hero is the second album by the German a cappella metal band Van Canto and was released on 14 October 2008 on Sony BMG Germany's GUN records. It was the first album with Bastian Emig on drums. In contrast to A Storm to Come, Hero contains more cover songs performed a capella, with only five songs being original compositions. "Speed of Light" and the Nightwish cover " Wishmaster" were released as singles with music videos to promote the album. The 2010 re-release featured Angra cover " Carry On".

Hero (Europe song)

"Hero" is a 2004 single released by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was released on September 20, 2004, as the second single from the band's album Start from the Dark. The song was written by vocalist Joey Tempest as a tribute to Phil Lynott, the frontman of the Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy, and was inspired by a meeting between Tempest and Lynott.

The song's music video tells a story of aspiring young rock musicians, interspersed with clips of the band on tour. The video is a tribute to Phil Lynott.

Hero (2008 film)

Hero is a Telugu film (dubbed in Malayalam as Police Academy) directed by G. V. Sudhakar Naidu and starring Nitin, Bhavana, Ramya Krishna, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Nagendra Babu and others. Produced by Manyam Ramesh, and music composed Mani Sharma. It was released on 24 October 2008 to mixed reviews.

Hero (1985 film)

Hero is 1985 a Pakistani Urdu colour film starring Waheed Murad, Babra Sharif, Mumtaz, Aslam Pervaiz, Saqi, Adil Murad (as child star & guest star) and Nadeem (as guest star). It was produced by Waheed himself and directed by his close friend Iqbal Yousuf. Waheed Murad died leaving this film incomplete. It was later completed by Iqbal Yousuf using 'cheat shot' techniques and released after two years of Waheed's death on 11 January 1985 countrywide.

In those days, Waheed Murad was in trouble and was being cast in either supporting roles or being offered by 'B-class' film directors. So he decided to produce his own film and chosen his best friend Iqbal Yousuf as film director. The script and story was written by Waheed himself. Waheed's expectations were high for this film, as he once said in an interview in Anwar Maqsood's programme 'Silver Jubilee':

Hero (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Hero was one of the sons of king Priam mentioned in Hyginus Fabulae. His mother's name is unknown. Possibly he was killed by Achilles or Neoptolemus.

Hero (2000 film)

Hero (2000) is a short subject film directed and written by Mark Bamford. His wife Suzanne Kay Bamford wrote and produced the film. Hero played at international film festivals and subsequently sold worldwide for television. It was filmed in Kinderhook, New York, United States

Hero (David Crosby song)

"Hero" is a single performed by David Crosby from his third studio album Thousand Roads. The song features Phil Collins, who co-wrote the song with Crosby, singing backing vocals and playing drums, keyboards, and percussion.

Collins released a demo version, featuring only Collins on vocals, as a B-side to the " We Wait and We Wonder" single release.

Hero (Charlotte Perrelli album)

Hero is the 5th album by Swedish singer Charlotte Perrelli, released on 23 April, 2008. The album includes the song " Hero" which was Sweden's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The album also includes the radio single "Addicted" and the digital single "Bullet". The song "Appreciate" was originally recorded by Nick Jonas for his 2004 album Nicholas Jonas and is written by former Busted star James Bourne.

Hero (Skillet song)

"Hero" is the first single of the 2009 album Awake by the Christian rock band Skillet and is the first track on the album. The song talks about mankind's need for a hero with the hero being Jesus Christ. It's the fourth single by Skillet to be released to physical media. The single sold 12,000 copies in its first week.

Hero (2009 TV series)

Hero is a 2009 South Korean action-comedy television series about passionate reporters working for a third-rate newspaper who fight against corruption and inequality in society. Starring Lee Joon-gi, Yoon So-yi, Um Ki-joon and Baek Yoon-sik, it aired on MBC from November 18, 2009 to January 14, 2010, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.

Hero (Clarence Clemons album)

Hero is a studio album by Clarence Clemons. Known for his saxophone work with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Clemons released this pop album at the height of Springsteen's popularity following the success of Born in the U.S.A. It spawned two hit singles, 1985's " You're A Friend Of Mine", a duet with Jackson Browne also featuring Browne's then-girlfriend Daryl Hannah on background vocals, and 1986's "I Wanna Be Your Hero".

Hero (2012 film)

Hero is a 2012 Malayalam romantic action comedy film directed by Diphan. It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Srikanth and Yami Gautam in lead roles. The film is produced by Vijayakumar. The soundtrack is scored by Gopi Sunder along with lyrics by Anil Panachooran.

Hero (Super Junior album)

Hero is the debut Japanese studio album (seventh overall) of South Korean boy band Super Junior, released on July 24, 2013 under Avex Trax in Japan. The album placed first in the Oricon Daily Chart on its first day of sales.

Hero (2015 Hindi film)

Hero is an Indian romantic action film directed by Nikhil Advani and co-written by Umesh Bist, a remake of Subhash Ghai's directed 1983 film of the same name, which starred Jackie Shroff. The film launched star kids Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, son of actor Aditya Pancholi and daughter of actor Suniel Shetty respectively in lead roles.

The film was released on 11 September 2015 worldwide.

Hero (1997 film)

Hero is a 1997 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Corey Yuen. The film stars Taiwanese-Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro, established Hong Kong action stars from the Peking Opera School ( Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Corey Yuen, Yuen Tak) and Hong Kong actresses Valerie Chow and Jessica Hsuan. Hero is a remake of the 1972 film, Boxer from Shantung. The film was produced by then TVB chairwoman Mona Fong.

Hero (Better Call Saul)

"Hero" is the fourth episode of the first season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad. The episode aired on February 23, 2015.

Hero (given name)

Hero is a rare given name of Ancient Greek origin meaning " hero." It is sometimes transliterated in English as Hērō (Ancient Greek:‘Ηρω). The Ancient Greeks pronounced it hay-rō, while English speakers pronounce it HEER-o. The feminine name is sometimes given in reference to the Ancient Greek myth of Hero and Leander or to the character in William Shakespeare's 1599 play Much Ado About Nothing. A modernized Greek version of the name is Iro .

The masculine name is a Latinized Greek form of the Greek name Heron .

The name Hero has seen occasional use for both boys and girls in the English-speaking world. In 2010, the name was given to six newborn American girls and to 22 American boys. In 2011, the name was given to 12 newborn girls in the United States and to 15 newborn boys. It is also in occasional use in other English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom.

Hiro, a Japanese name with multiple meanings that became more widely known following the appearance of Hiro Nakamura, a character on the 2006-2010 American television series Heroes, was given to 23 newborn American boys in 2010 and to 20 American boys in 2011. The Japanese male character's first name was intended as a play on the English word " hero".

Hero (Family of the Year song)

"Hero" is a song by American indie rock band Family of the Year featured on their second studio album Loma Vista. It was released as the album's second single in 2012 through Nettwerk. The song was written by Joe Keefe, and it was produced by American production team Wax Ltd and Family of the Year. It first appeared on the band's 2010 EP Through The Trees in a shorter version. "Hero" was prominently used in Richard Linklater's 2014 film Boyhood. The song has also been used in the first season of Girls, the 2012 film Thanks for Sharing, the 2013 German film Frau Ella and has been frequently featured in certain episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation, It's Okay, That's Love, and VH1's Couples Therapy. The band has performed the song in various talk shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It was covered by Owen Danoff on Team Adam in the Live Playoffs of season 10 of The Voice (US).

Hero (2015 Japanese film)

Hero is a 2015 Japanese mystery comedy-drama film directed by Masayuki Suzuki ( ja) and based on the Japanese television drama series of the same name. It was released on July 18, 2015.

Hero (musical)

Hero is a rock musical with book by Craig McGregor, lyrics by Don Henderson and music by John 'Poli' Palmer. It concerns a pop singer's odyssey in search of stardom with strong undertones of Greek tragedy. The story is about two brothers, loosely based on the Greek myth of Castor and Pollux. The older brother is an ambitious politician, whereas the younger brother is a successful rock star.

Hero (2006 film)

Hero is a 2006 Bengali film directed by Swapan Saha.This film has bean music composed by Jeet Ganguly.This film released under the banner of Surinder Films.It was a remake of the 2002 Telugu movie Idiot starring Ravi Teja.

Hero (Finland)

Hero is a Finnish television own and operated by Nelonen.

Hero (1982 film)

Hero is a 1982 British independent adventure-fantasy film written and directed by Barney Platts-Mills. Set in the medieval age, it is spoken entirely in Gaelic.

The film was entered into the main competition at the 39th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

Hero (Maren Morris album)

Hero is the major label debut studio album by American singer Maren Morris. It was released on June 3, 2016, by Columbia Nashville. The album is Morris' first release under a major label and her fourth overall. The album's track listing and cover art was released on March 14, 2016.

Hero (2016 TV series)

Hero (Chinese: 大英雄) is a Singaporean blockbuster drama produced and telecast on Mediacorp Channel 8. The series consists of 30 episodes, and will begin its run from 29 November 2016. It is written by Ang Eng Tee and executive produced by Jasmine Woo, who both collaborated in 2015 top-rated drama series Tiger Mum, and stars Shaun Chen, Jesseca Liu and Chen Hanwei as the main characters.

Hero (Namie Amuro song)

"Hero" is a song by Japanese recording artist Namie Amuro. It was released as a stand-alone single on July 27, 2016 by Avex Trax and Amuro’s own label Dimension Point; it was distributed physically in Japan and Taiwan, and digitally worldwide. The song was written by Ryosuke Imai and Sunny Boy, whilst production and composing was handled by the latter collaborator. Originally slated to appear as a B-side track to her previous single " Mint", it served as the official Japanese theme song to the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, broadcast by the NHK. Alongside this, a B-side track titled "Show Me What You’ve Got" appeared on the release of "Hero".

Musically, "Hero" is a pop song that incorporates elements of dance music. It is an empowerment anthem, while the lyrical content focuses on themes such as courage, triumph, and faith; the title of the track is a reference to the competitors at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Upon its release, "Hero" received positive reviews from music critics, who commended the lyrical content and production of the track. Critics also praised its empowerment and its inclusion as a theme song for the Olympics.

Commercially, the single was moderately successful in Japan, peaking at number six on the Oricon Singles Chart, one of her few singles to miss the top five. It performed better on Japan's Billboard charts, peaking at number three, number two, and number six on the Japan Hot 100, Radio Songs chart, and Hot Singles Sales chart. Six music videos were directed by YKBX, and all visually represent the colours and events of the 2016 Olympics. To promote the single, "Hero" is scheduled to be performed on her 2016–17 Live Style concert tour.

Usage examples of "hero".

As the events are described we see all the great Achaean heroes, familiar to us from battle-scenes, locked now not in combat but in the fierce effort of peaceful contest.

As a crowd gathered outside the Adams house, numbers of the family filled the room where the two old heroes sat reminiscing, Adams hugely enjoying the occasion.

The aeolipile of Hero spun in the temple at Alexandria, hissing softly to itself and blowing jets of steam into the fire-lit dimness.

I liked it better, other than to say it had a certain grace that the larger Ahu Tongariki lacked, something Brian Murphy attributed to the sensitive restoration work of his hero, Bill Mulloy.

In the hall of his palace where, under the sooty rafters, there hung the heads, pelts, and horns of wild beasts, he held feasts to which all the harpers of Alca and of the neighbouring islands were invited, and he himself used to join in singing the praises of the heroes.

Manibozho or Michabo of the Algonkins shown to be an impersonation of LIGHT, a hero of the Dawn, and their highest deity.

There can be little doubt that the Goths who were minded to revolt from the son of Triarius and who were not to be received into favour by the Emperor, were Ostrogoths, still dimly conscious of the old tie which bound them to the glorious house of Amala, and more than half disposed to forsake the service of their squinting upstart chief in order to follow the banners of the young hero, son of Theudemir.

Guttmann is intelligent enough to have discounted two-thirds of these epic fables as the confections of French officers seeking an ethnic hero against the Anglophonic authorities.

Yet we in America, whose antiracist idealists are admired around the globe, seem to have lost these men and women as heroes.

Little wonder he describes himself as humming happily as the machine all summer, eager for the first trial print-out in the fall: I myself was as involved by this time in his quest as if it had been my own, and searched vainly, heart-in-mouth, among his technical appendices and catalogues to see whether they might include the Pattern for Heroes, which surely Polyeidus must have plagiarized from him -- unless, as seemed ever less implausible, Computer itself was some future version of my seer.

It is, possibly, the aptest contrast with the seriousness of our hero and heroine.

While our hero stalked ahead, stroking his luxuriant whiskers ever and anon, we pursued him at an interval so great that not the most alert citizen of Little Arcady could have suspected this sinister undercurrent to his simple life.

And at last, when Orpheus had ended, they all went thoughtful out, and the heroes lay down to sleep, beneath the sounding porch outside, where Arete had strewn them rugs and carpets, in the sweet still summer night.

The hero and heroine of the story, named Arg and Gogogoch respectively, tried to smash their machine at birth, but this resulted only in fissiparous replication of the monster.

Harris was one of the heroes of the dirty war who saw the Argentinean situation for what it was and relayed it in detail to the authorities in Washington.