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Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting - that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
Alan Colmes

Meaning of "war hero" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WAR HERO

war hero  [wɔː ˈhɪərəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAR HERO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
War hero is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WAR HERO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hero

A hero or heroine refers 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. Stories of heroism may serve as moral examples. In classical antiquity, cults that venerated deified heroes such as Heracles, Perseus, and Achilles played an important role in Ancient Greek religion. Politicians, ancient and modern, have employed hero worship for their own apotheosis. Stories of the anti-hero also play a major role in Greek mythology and much of literature. The anti-hero is a protagonist whose qualities are the last expected from a person in certain situations; an anti-hero often lacks the typical characteristics of heroism, such as honor, nobility, bravery, compassion, and fortitude. The favorite type of anti-hero is a characterless individual.

Definition of war hero in the English dictionary

The definition of war hero in the dictionary is a person who is admired for bravery in war.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WAR HERO


aero
ˈɛərəʊ
aleph-zero
ˌɑːlɪfˈzɪərəʊ
antihero
ˈæntɪˌhɪərəʊ
bureau
ˈbjʊərəʊ
cero
ˈsɪərəʊ
dinero
dɪˈneərəʊ
duro
ˈdʊərəʊ
euro
ˈjʊərəʊ
faro
ˈfɛərəʊ
hero
ˈhɪərəʊ
Nero
ˈnɪərəʊ
non-hero
ˌnɒnˈhɪərəʊ
nonzero
ˌnɒnˈzɪərəʊ
Pierrot
ˈpɪərəʊ
Pinero
pɪˈnɪərəʊ
primero
prɪˈmɛərəʊ
rezero
ˌriːˈzɪərəʊ
subzero
sʌbˈzɪərəʊ
superhero
ˈsuːpəˌhɪərəʊ
zero
ˈzɪərəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAR HERO

war crime
war criminal
war cry
war dance
War Department
war establishment
war fever
war footing
war game
war grave
war memorial
War of 1812
War of American Independence
war of nerves
War of Secession
War of the Austrian Succession
War of the Grand Alliance
War of the Spanish Succession
War Office
war paint

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAR HERO

action hero
bolero
brasero
cicero
Comanchero
Duero
embarcadero
folk hero
ground zero
Guerrero
Habanero
hetero
kero
libero
montero
ranchero
Santiago del Estero
sombrero
torero
vaquero

Synonyms and antonyms of war hero in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «war hero» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAR HERO

Find out the translation of war hero to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of war hero from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «war hero» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

战争英雄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

héroe de guerra
570 millions of speakers

English

war hero
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

युद्ध के हीरो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بطل حرب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

герой войны
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

herói de guerra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যুদ্ধের নায়ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

héros de guerre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wira perang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kriegsheld
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

戦争の英雄
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전쟁 영웅
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perang pahlawan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

anh hùng chiến tranh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போர் ஹீரோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युद्ध नायक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

savaş kahramanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eroe di guerra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bohater wojenny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

герой війни
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

erou de război
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ήρωας πολέμου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorlogsheld
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krigshjälte
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krigshelt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of war hero

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAR HERO»

The term «war hero» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.814 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAR HERO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about war hero

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5 QUOTES WITH «WAR HERO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word war hero.
1
Alan Colmes
Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting - that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
2
Gavin DeGraw
When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
3
Ethel Merman
Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.
4
Dave Pelzer
I became a war hero before going on to critical acclaim as a professional victim.
5
Wally Schirra
I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there. He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAR HERO»

Discover the use of war hero in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to war hero and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wojtek the Bear: Polish War Hero
This is the inspiring true story of one of the WWII's most unusual combatants ---- a 500-pound cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking brown bear.
Aileen Orr, 2012
2
The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier, Korean War Hero
Presents the life of the American Catholic priest who served as a chaplain in the Korean War, describing his heroic behavior as a prisoner of war which resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2013.
Roy Wenzl, Travis Heying, 2013
3
A Soldier's Story: The Life and Times of an Israeli War Hero
This autobiography of one of Israel's most controversial military and political leaders offers an insider's view of Israel's military strategies and includes vivid descriptions of their most dramatic and historical battles.
Raful Eitan, 1992
4
Drummer Boy Willie McGee, Civil War Hero and Fraud
The story ofa lost hero whose fall from grace is accelerated by fame, lies, alcohol, bigamy, and murder"--Provided by publisher.
Thomas Fox, 2008
5
Monk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War Hero
In Neil Hanson’s able hands, Monk’s unique and compelling story becomes an emblem of a time of upheaval—for New York and for the nation. From the Hardcover edition.
Neil Hanson, 2010
6
Jefferson Davis, Civil War Hero
Jefferson Davis was named after a president AND he became president of the Confederate States of America!
Carole Marsh, 2004
7
Clara Barton: Civil War Hero & American Red Cross Founder
Highlights the life and accomplishments of the teacher who organized efforts to bring nursing care to wounded soldiers during the Civil War and who went on to become the founder of the American Red Cross.
Susan E. Hamen, 2010
8
Framingham's Civil War Hero: The Life of General George H. ...
This book will chronicle the life of George Henry Gordon, from his youth to his final days. The majority of the book will deal with his time spent as a General in the Civil War and his connection to Framingham, Massachusetts.
Frederic A. Wallace, 2011
9
You Can't Predict a Hero: From War to Wall Street, Leading ...
' Joe Grano's You Can't Predict a Hero is, quite simply, the best by far. This is a terrific book, for the story it tells, for the lessons it teaches, and for the solutions it offers.
Joseph J. Grano, Mark Levine, 2009
10
Winning the War Hero's Heart (Mills & Boon Historical)
AN UNSUITABLE ALLIANCE Recently returned from the battlefields of Waterloo, the last thing wounded war hero Viscount Cavenham anticipates is a conflict in his home town!
Mary Nichols, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAR HERO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term war hero is used in the context of the following news items.
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War hero Jim Webb joins White House race
Jim Webb, the Vietnam war hero and former Virginia senator, on Thursday became the 19th contender in the race for the White House, when he said he was ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
2
Tributes to war hero who saved children from Nazis
He also helped find foster families for the children once they arrived in England – but after the Second World War he did not speak of his actions for half a ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
3
Local war hero Henry Johnson awarded Medal of Honor
Theodore Roosevelt, a war hero himself who was president before World War I, once wrote that Johnson was one of the five bravest men in The Great War. «NEWS10 ABC, Jun 15»
4
War hero, 98, among British veterans gathering in Dunkirk to mark …
A 98-YEAR-OLD British veteran is among a handful of survivors from the Dunkirk evacuation to have travelled to France to mark the 75th anniversary of the ... «Express.co.uk, May 15»
5
'American Sniper' Widow Shares Fondest Memory of War Hero Chris …
"American Sniper" widow Taya Kyle shared her fondest memory of her late husband Chris, the former Navy SEAL who inspired Clint Eastwood's latest ... «Christian Post, Jan 15»
6
'Unbroken' Review: Angelina Jolie Is Respectful of War Hero Louis …
Louis Zamperini's extraordinary life story is cautiously retold in the dark yet compelling motion picture "Unbroken" and the Angelina Jolie-directed World War II ... «Christian Post, Dec 14»
7
Christian War Hero Louis Zamperini Wanted 'Unbroken' Movie to …
World War II Hero Louis Zamperini wanted Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" to reach everyone and not just Christians, as he hoped that ultimately his remarkable life ... «Christian Post, Dec 14»
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Christian War Hero Inspired Angelina Jolie to 'Pray for a Miracle' on …
The film is about Louis Zamperini, a devout Christian who died of pneumonia on July 2 at age 97, who was an Olympic distance runner and prisoner of war ... «Breitbart News, Dec 14»
9
Angelina Jolie: War hero Louis Zamperini my inspiration
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has spoken of how a war hero and Olympic athlete inspired her to embrace challenges as she attended the premiere of her new ... «ITV News, Nov 14»
10
President Obama grants Medal of Honor to Civil War hero
The US has bestowed its highest military honour on a soldier killed in the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. First Lt Alonzo Cushing fought for the Union Army in the ... «BBC News, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. War hero [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/war-hero>. Jul 2020 ».
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