Heroic poetry
Heroic He*ro"ic, a. [F. h['e]ro["i]que, L. hero["i]cus, Gr. ?.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as, heroic action; heroic enterprises. [1913 Webster]

3. (Sculpture & Painting) Larger than life size, but smaller than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human figure. [1913 Webster]

{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} or {Heroic remedies} (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.

Syn: Brave; intrepid; courageous; daring; valiant; bold; gallant; fearless; enterprising; noble; magnanimous; illustrious. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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