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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Hector mean? 

HECTOR (noun)
  The noun HECTOR has 1 sense:

1. (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War

  Familiarity information: HECTOR used as a noun is very rare.

HECTOR (verb)
  The verb HECTOR has 1 sense:

1. be bossy towards

  Familiarity information: HECTOR used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HECTOR (noun)

Sense 1Hector [BACK TO TOP]


(Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

mythical being (an imaginary being of myth or fable)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)

HECTOR (verb)

Sense 1hector [BACK TO TOP]


Be bossy towards

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


ballyrag; boss around; browbeat; bully; bullyrag; hector; push around; strong-arm

Context example:

Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

Hypernyms (to "hector" is one way to...):

intimidate (make timid or fearful)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hector"):

domineer; tyrannise; tyrannize (rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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