American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Intense or excessive admiration for a hero or a person regarded as a hero.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. extravagant admiration for great men, likened to the ancient worship of heroes.
- n. admiration for great men (or their memory)
“My hero worship of Garland Waggoner was boundless and it made me want to follow him to Eureka, a liberal arts college owned by the Disciples of Christ that was located about 110 miles southeast of Dixon.”
“Heart-wrenching tears trickled down Sara’s young face, and Bliss saw the hero worship there.”
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