hero

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, great

He was one of the great football heroes of his day.

genuine, real, true
all-time

Einstein is the all-time hero of many scientists.

unsung

She was an unsung hero of the British film industry.

forgotten
reluctant, unlikely
brave, intrepid

The song remembers the brave heroes who died for their country.

romantic, tragic

Being short and overweight, he was an unlikely romantic hero.

action, swashbuckling

Tired of playing the swashbuckling hero, he sought out more challenging roles.

conquering

He returned home from the tournament a conquering hero.

all-American (BrE)
have-a-go (= sb who is not in the police, etc. who tries to prevent a crime) (BrE)

A have-a-go hero who attempted to stop thieves stealing a car was killed after the robbers ran him over.

fallen

a fallen hero trying to regain his position

cult

James Dean was a cult hero of the fifties.

folk, hometown (BrE), local, national, popular
fictional, legendary, mythical
real-life
eponymous, titular

Don Quixote, the eponymous hero of the novel by Cervantes

boyhood, childhood

Bugs Bunny was one of my childhood heroes.

working-class
war
military, naval
decorated
film (esp. BrE), movie (esp. AmE)
comic, football, guitar, musical, sporting (BrE), sports (AmE)

Jimi Hendrix was her guitar hero.

In this album she pays tribute to her musical heroes.

Olympic
cultural
VERB + HERO
be hailed (as)

He was hailed as a hero after the rescue.

become, make sb into, turn sb into

The fight to save the forest turned him into a local hero.

die

He died a national hero.

celebrate, commemorate, honour/honor, salute
cheer
emulate
play, portray

Tom Cruise played the hero.

meet

a chance to meet his hero

HERO + VERB
battle, fight
rescue sb, save sb/sth
inspire sb
HERO + NOUN
status

O'Reilly enjoyed hero status based on his ability with a ball.

figure

His father was a hero figure to him.

worship
PREPOSITION
hero to

He was a hero to all his friends.

PHRASES
be no hero

John was no hero—he was willing to let others fight.

give sb a hero's welcome, receive a hero's welcome
hero of the hour

Everyone played brilliantly, but Jones was the hero of the hour.

(die) a hero's death

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