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a war hero
The sisters were treated as local heroes after rescuing a two-year-old boy from drowning.
He was one of life's unsung heroes.
Elvis has been my hero since I was a little boy.
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American English version of definition of hero
the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of hero from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.