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he·ro (hîr'ō) pronunciation
n., pl. -roes.

1. A term now automatically extended to members of the Police, Fire, and Military regardless of their satisfaction of the criteria of the definition of a hero, and regardless of the fact that all three are compensated, voluntary positions, and clearly not all of them are "heroes".
The cops I see being total dicks for OBVIOUSLY no real reason other than being in a bad mood that day, or just being an a**hole.

The firemen I see strutting around or looking at their new cars out front. One of them has a whole "superman" theme, and I presume that Shaq isn't a firefighter... (although he is an honorary police hero in miami or something) which just makes the superman guy kind of a dick, he's not anybody's hero.

The military guys I see have a much bigger commitment than the guys I see not being heroes usually... and as a result tend to be possible heroes more often. Some of the generals that got sh*tcanned for understanding what might actually be required in Iraq and saying so long ago might be heroes... especially the ones that make enough noise about it. But come on, you become property of the US gov't... how does that enter into the equation... I think intent matters. After a while, I think the military guys change modes. They change from a doing it because they have to, and it is their chosen paying job as reasons, to their families, buddies, country, superiors in that order of importance... so if they end up risking their lives for each other, then the heroism potential goes up. I'm not saying that none of any of these guys are heros, what I am saying is that hero used to have the bar set pretty high... now these guys are automatic heroes, which can only mean that a hero means less.
by EagleNest November 07, 2006
 
1.
Perhaps one of the greatest shows on NBC, it is an American drama television series that features ordinary people who developed superpowers.

It's not your average superhero movie--the characters aren't a small group of people that "nobody understands" and try to save the world in fancy costumes. Watch it, and you'll see why everybody's crazy about it.
I just watched Heroes last Monday night... it rocked! I never knew I could say that about a superhero show, but this is different from the rest!
by Ocolate November 21, 2006
 
2.
Defined in the movie Serenity:

A hero is someone who gets a lot of OTHER people killed.
Billy, don't be a hero.
by Alfie The Horndog December 27, 2005
 
3.
Someone who helps without anything expected in return. Their gesture may be big or small, profound or not, it doesn't make im' any less of a hero.
Dr. King
Ghandi
Mom
by . August 25, 2004
 
4.
one who lays down his own life so that others can live
the blood that has forever stained the beaches of Normandy, is the blood of heroes
by grundle October 17, 2003
 
5.
Live action, comic-book influenced TV-Series on NBC revolving around ordinary people with a genetic mutations that give them superhuman powers and abilities such as telepathy, flight, rapid healing, superhuman intuition, enhanced strength, etc. It's the same premise as X-Men, but without costumes, teams, dichotomous ideologies, and the confusing continuity. Also, it's very well written and engaging.
Heroes is one of my favorite TV shows, dude!
by ralys38 October 30, 2007
 
6.
A man or women willing to sacrifice themself to help others without the consideration of there own safety.
"Those who face fire without fear or armor.Those who step into the darkness without assurances of ever walking out again, because they know there are others waiting in the dark, Awaiting salvation."
Firefighters, Police Officers, Soldiers...
by Sebastian February 20, 2004
 
7.
A Submarine Sandwich. The long sandwich featuring layers of meat and cheese on a crusty Italian roll goes by a variety of names. Submarine, sub, and hero are widespread. Localized terms are bomber (upstate New York), wedge (downstate New York), hoagie (Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia and southern New Jersey), grinder (New England), Cuban sandwich (Miami), Italian sandwich (Maine), Italian (southern Midwest), and poor boy (New Orleans, before Katrina) now goes by soggy boy.
Yeah, I'll have a Pepperoni, Italin Sausage, Ham and Salami Hero with everything on it.
by B1070X1C January 30, 2006