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HEROINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heroine mean? 

HEROINE (noun)
  The noun HEROINE has 2 senses:

1. the main good female character in a work of fiction
2. a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds

  Familiarity information: HEROINE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEROINE (noun)


Sense 1heroine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The main good female character in a work of fiction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("heroine" is a kind of...):

character; part; persona; role; theatrical role (an actor's portrayal of someone in a play)


Sense 2heroine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("heroine" is a kind of...):

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))

Instance hyponyms:

Judith (Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes)

Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley; Mary McCauley; McCauley; Molly Pitcher (heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1932))


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