Words of the Day: ‘hero’ and ‘heroine’
‘hero’ /ˈhɪərəʊ/ & ‘heroine’ /ˈhɛrəʊɪn/
1. (noun) a brave man & a brave woman
“The hero of the fire is the fireman who managed to rescue the children from an upstairs room.”
“The heroine of the accident was a passing cyclist who pulled the children out of the burning car.”
2. (noun) main male character in a book, play, film, etc. & main female character in a book, play, film, etc.
“The hero of the story is the little boy.”
“The hero of the film is a teacher.”