noun.

A word that has recently been overused in the American English vocabulary. It has been automatically bestowed upon people in the law enforcement, armed forces, or fire/rescue services, as well as presidents. I.e. police officers, soldiers, and fire fighters and paramedics. A hero, however, does not require wearing a uniform or be involved in such professions listed above.

The basic definition of a hero is one who does not recognize such declarations bestowed upon them by others and accomplishes an act or acts which are deemed extraordinary and exceeds the call of duty. This act or acts usually involves the intention or consequence of saving another person(s) life or rescuing another from impending harm.
"Did you hear what Tony did? He jumped into a pool of alligators and rescued a little girl. He is such a hero! And to think I never noticed him in the accounting department!", fawns the blonde bombshell to her voluptuous and stacked brunette friend.
by ScJones December 02, 2011

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A professional athlete who leaves his large paychecks for a place on the front lines of our country's defense.
Pat Tillman, 1977-2004
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A derogatory term used to describe someone who tries way too hard at delivering peace or justice in which the matters are trivial and not worth bothering about.

The persons intentions of being a HERO is usually to receive applause or gratitude from others
You are a HERO because you yelled at someone who crossed the road without waiting for the lights to go green when no cars were coming.
by SUBZEROHERO96 September 22, 2011

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A valiant person; A submarine sandwich; A Chinese-American greeting word.
Examples:
Definition 1: That man is a hero!
Definition 2: That hero was delicious!
Definition 3: HERO! DERIVERY PREASE!
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Without a shadow of a doubt - the best show EVER MADE. The storylines are amazing...Characters fantastic ( Peter Petrelli SEXY ) WOW AMAZING
(9:00 monday ) OMG HEROES TIME YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !
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Hero refer to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity. This definition originally referred to martial courage or excellence but extended to more general moral excellence.
Kei Kurono from Gantz is an epitome of a hero
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A hero is sometimes used to describe the final product of a photo shoot or any creative project. The "hero" is the final image to be used that has been agreed upon by the art director, photographer and client or whichever single person has the big dick for the day.
Jeff: Yes sir. I think thats the Hero shot.
Graham: Fucken A man that was a bitch to get but it sure was worth it.
Jeff: Hell yeah man. Looken good!
Graham: Feelin good!
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