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Origin and Meaning of Heroic

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective He*ro"ic
  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.
    synonyms: Brave; intrepid; courageous; daring; valiant; bold; gallant; fearless; enterprising; noble; magnanimous; illustrious.

Etymology: F. héroïque, L. heroïcus, Gr. �

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
  2. Having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes ("the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy" and "heroic explorers")
  3. Showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort ("they took heroic measures to save his life")
  4. Of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope ("heroic undertakings")
  5. Very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale) ("of heroic proportions" and "heroic sculpture")
  6. Relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity ("heroic legends" and "the heroic age")

Fun Facts about the name Heroic

  • When was the first name Heroic first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Heroic is Saturday, June 6th, 1903.
  • How unique is the name Heroic? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Heroic. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Heroic: Your name in reverse order is Cioreh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhceoi. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Heroic born Feb 4, 1946

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 500. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).