from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman noted for courage and daring action.
- n. A woman noted for special achievement in a particular field.
- n. The principal female character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation. See Usage Note at hero.
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- n. A female hero
- n. A female lead character
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman of an heroic spirit.
- n. The principal female person who figures in a remarkable action, or as the subject of a poem or story.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female hero; a heroic woman.
- n. The principal female character in a poem, play, story, or romance, or the woman who plays the most important part.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the main good female character in a work of fiction
- n. a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds
The uncomplicated story line will still fascinate readers due to the resoluteness of the title heroine as she fearlessly sets forth on adventures that change a world though all she wants is to leave as she knows what she wants and risks all to achieve it.
The main heroine is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club, and has low grades.
Uliana Lopatkina is radiantly regal as the title heroine and Danila Korsuntsev is her dashing swain of a cavalier in 'Raymonda.'
In the original, the title heroine is a sweet-natured, country lass with a dotingly protective mother, a passion for dance and a dangerously susceptible heart.
In the pilot, the title heroine has gone rogue, so a new Nikita is being trained to replace her.
Early reports listed the title heroine's name as "Maddy", a supposedly underclass name that has been changed, under protest to the crystalline "Tiana."
Silkwood as the title heroine who becomes a reluctant whistleblower at an unsafe nuclear plant.
A clear forerunner to Ghibli's later works, this story chronicles the title heroine's efforts to preserve a polluted forest and stop the petty wars that threaten to destroy both it and humanity's chances for survival.
I like that fact that the heroine is actually plain normal and the hero likes her just the way she is.
The hero suffers under his battlefield injury and the heroine is a orphan who do not want to end as a old spinster.