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noun [countable] hero pronunciation in British English /ˈhɪərəʊ/
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  1. 1
    someone who has done something brave, for example saving a person’s life or risking their own life

    a war hero

    The sisters were treated as local heroes after rescuing a two-year-old boy from drowning.

    unsung hero (=a hero who has not been praised or recognized):

    He was one of life’s unsung heroes.

    1. a.
      someone who you admire for their intelligence, abilities, or personal qualities

      Elvis has been my hero since I was a little boy.

    See also folk hero
  2. 3



    hero sandwich

    American a type of sandwich that consists of meat, cheese, and vegetables on a long narrow piece of bread


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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