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Hector Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
  • be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

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  • (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War

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Hector Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Hector is a person in Greek mythology. He is an important person in the Trojan War, and Homer's Iliad.

Hector was the favourite son of King Priam of Troy and his wife Hecuba. He was married to Andromache, and had a son named Astyanax.

In the Trojan War he was the leader of the Trojans in battle and their hero. Hector was killed by Achilles. Also he was wounded badly by Ajax a Greek hero because Ajax threw a rock at him.



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Meaning of the Name 'Hector'


  • Meaning: Steadfast
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Male


'Hector' example sentence in quotations


* At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid. - Homer


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  • Angels avoid arbitration with pitchers Hector Santiago, Cesar Ramos
    A pair of left-handed pitchers, starter Hector Santiago and reliever Cesar Ramos, agreed to terms on 2015 contracts with the Angels on Thursday, avoiding arbitration. Read more on this news related to 'Hector'
  • Angels and Hector Santiago agree at $2.29M, skip arbitration
    Left-hander Hector Santiago agreed to a $2.29 million, one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, avoiding arbitration. Santiago went 6-9 with 3.75 ERA last season, his first with the Angels after starting his career with the Chicago White Sox. Santiago started a career-best 24 games for Los Angeles, but lost his rotation spot and endured a demotion to Read more on this news related to 'Hector'
  • Hector ‘The Hurricane’ Munoz faces off as underdog
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Hector Munoz has a career record of 23-13, and this 36-year-old will take to the ring again on Saturday. He will face o… Read more on this news related to 'Hector'

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