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Hector Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • (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"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • (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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Hector Sample Sentences in News

  • Hector Santiago No Match For Gatorade Jug in Angels Loss
    Is Hector even worth keeping on the REGULAR Season roster at this point, let alone the POST-Season roster? Hector Santiago may have written himself off the post season roster with a terrible performance that had fewer walks than his previous start (also terrible) but lots more hits and runs in fewer batters faced. Worse, he attacked a Gatorade jug in the dugout wi Read more on this news related to 'Hector'
  • Hector Santiago has disastrous outing vs. Rangers
    Angels pitcher Hector Santiago turned in a disaster start Friday against the Rangers. Read more on this news related to 'Hector'
  • Hector Rondon records 26th save Saturday
    Cubs closer Hector Rondon delivered his 26th save Saturday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 8-7 win over the Dodgers. Read more on this news related to 'Hector'

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