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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

  • Tyron Woodley fires back at ‘Mr. Injured’ Hector Lombard: ‘I’ve never ducked a fight’
    Tyron Woodley figured Hector Lombard would move on from the pair's public spat once either of the welterweights had a fight on the books. That, however, doesn't appear to be the case. Lombard continued his interminable crusade against Woodley earlier this month, telling reporters in Mexico City that his American Top Team stablemate shouldn't be able to Read more on this news related to 'Hector'
  • Hector Manley: paddling for a purpose
    A young double amputee paddles down the 2,500 miles of the Mississippi River to bring wheelchairs to his native El Salvador. Read more on this news related to 'Hector'
  • Champions League - Herrera inspires Porto to impressive win at BATE
    Hector Herrera's brilliant long-range strike inspired Porto to a 3-0 victory against BATE Borisov and put the Portuguese side on the brink of topping Group H. Read more on this news related to 'Hector'

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