Heroic

Definition of Heroic

He`ro´ic
a.1.Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor.
2.Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as, heroic action; heroic enterprises.
3.(Sculpture & Painting) Larger than life size, but smaller than colossal; - said of the representation of a human figure.
Heroic Age
the age when the heroes, or those called the children of the gods, are supposed to have lived.
Heroic poetry
that which celebrates the deeds of a hero; epic poetry.
Heroic treatment
(Med.) treatment or remedies of a severe character, suited to a desperate case.
Heroic verse
(Pros.) the verse of heroic or epic poetry, being in English, German, and Italian the iambic of ten syllables; in French the iambic of twelve syllables; and in classic poetry the hexameter.

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