[noun] a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter Synonyms: verse, meter
[adjective] very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture" Synonyms: epic, larger-than-life
[adjective] relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
[adjective] having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers" Synonyms: al
[adjective] impressive in size or scope; "heroic undertakings" Synonyms: grand
[adjective] showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life" Synonyms: desperate