hero


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

hoagie \hoagie\, hoagy \hoagy\n.
   a large sandwich on a long crusty roll that is split
   lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and
   onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used
   in different sections of the U. S., such as hero,
   grinder, and submarine.

   Syn: bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, Cuban
        sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine,
        submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

submarine sandwich \sub`ma*rine" sand"wich\, n.
   A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely
   cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs,
   lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced
   variously, and often having oil or other dressing applied;
   called also hoagie, hero, hero sandwich, grinder,
   sub, submarine, poor boy, and Italian sandwich. A
   single such sandwich may consitute a substantial meal. Very
   large variants are sometimes prepared for social gatherings
   and cut into pieces for individual consumption.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sub \Sub\, n.
   1. A subordinate; a subaltern. [Colloq.]
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   2. a shortened form of submarine, the boat.
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   3. a shortened form of submarine sandwich; also called
      hero, hero sandwich, and grinder.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hero \He"ro\ (h[=e]"r[-o]), n.; pl. Heroes (h[=e]"r[=o]z). [F.
   h['e]ros, L. heros, Gr. "h`rws.]
   1. (Myth.) An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after
      death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.
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   2. A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or
      fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage
      in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or
      illustrious person.
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            Each man is a hero and oracle to somebody.
                                                  --Emerson.
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   3. The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or
      the person who has the principal share in the transactions
      related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey,
      and Aeneas in the Aeneid.
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            The shining quality of an epic hero.  --Dryden.
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   Hero worship, extravagant admiration for great men, likened
      to the ancient worship of heroes.
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            Hero worship exists, has existed, and will forever
            exist, universally among mankind.     --Carlyle.
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