noun - One who selflessly strives to better the lives of others, regardless of the risks involved, and serves as a role model for the spectator(s) of his/her good deed(s).
That man just recued the baby from that burning building and then left before we could thank him or ask his name. What a hero!

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
by Hero in Hiding February 22, 2007
Beings who sacrifice or give away their most sacred belonings, including their lifes, for something they believe in or love. They are one of a kind, they are not seen much, each generation has its heros.
by Your mama June 29, 2003
Honorable term co-opted by corporate douches to pump up poorly paid 'associates' or other low-wage workers. This mis-use of the term devalues real heros by referring to anyone who is doing what the corporate douche wants done at the moment as a hero. A real hero is someone who risks their own wellbeing to save another putting themselves in mortal peril.
Yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in Saturday and clean out this grease trap. Thanks hero!
by geekscrew August 22, 2010
Anyone who does something of value, any value, for someone or something other than themselves, that will be forgotten by most within nanoseconds but still, grand recognition of the event persists anyway because of the narcissistic nature of contemporary society. The requirements for earning this moniker were much more extensive in the 20th Century and earlier. Back then, you had to, like, save somebody from a fire to earn the title.
He opened the door for the old lady behind him, and he didn't even slam it in her face this time. What a hero! This great deed will be heralded for all... oh, got a text... what was I saying? Can't remember. Probably wasn't important anyway.

11pm news broadcast: Guy holds door for old lady, who escapes her normal facial bruising. This guy has just been picked to be the grand marshal of the next town parade, followed by him receiving the key to the city.
by 21st Century Soothsayer April 03, 2010
An outlier of sorts. One who tries to stand out,Sometimes resulting in being made a complete fool by doing so. It can be someone who isn't a fool just someone who is going seperate in their own path. Can be related to their fashion,actions or opinons.
Someone comes into a school(public)wearing a tux.
(Onlooking group): "O look at this hero"
(Group discussion,someone throws out a stupid idea)
"O dont try and be a hero" may be said to them.
(During some type of game or activity,someone goes all-out,suicide for no reason)
"Way to be a hero" may be said.
by Sharon Needles January 03, 2008
hero used to be some one who risks there life for aother people and still is uses like this but now days a hero can also be a guy who thinks hes better than other people ...or a person that thinks hes a real hero(as i said before ) but is rally just a wanker(dickhead)
or a bragger
Yester day i fuck this hot as chick.
stop lieing u hero
by pet pet April 25, 2008
According to Ricki Lake, what you're supposed to get yourself after you "drop that zero".
The lie detector test shows Joe has cheated on Mandy seven times; he begs her to stay with him when suddenly, a woman in the audience has the courage to say what everyone is thinking:
"Mmm, child, you need to drop that zero and get yourself a hero!"
*crowd cheers*
by Ooh la la April 11, 2008

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