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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heroine  \Her"o*ine\,  n.  [F.  h['e]ro["i]ne,  L.  heroina,  Gr  ?, 
  fem.  of  ?.  See  {Hero}.] 
  1.  A  woman  of  an  heroic  spirit. 
 
  The  heroine  assumed  the  woman's  place  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  The  principal  female  person  who  figures  in  a  remarkable 
  action  or  as  the  subject  of  a  poem  or  story. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heroine 
  n  1:  the  main  good  female  character  in  a  work  of  fiction 
  2:  a  woman  possessing  heroic  qualities 




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