Hero vs Protector - What's the difference?

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Hero is a related term of protector.

As a proper noun hero

is (greekmyth) any of a number of legendary men and women, including the priestess loved by leander.

As a noun protector is

someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.



(wikipedia hero)

Alternative forms

* heros


  • (rfc-sense) A real or mythical person of great bravery who carries out extraordinary deeds.
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  • A role model.
  • The main protagonist in a work of fiction.
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  • A large sandwich made from meats and cheeses; a hero sandwich.
  • (food styling, chiefly, attributive) The product chosen from several candidates to be photographed.
  • * 2003 , Solomon H. Katz, William Woys Weaver, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
  • The preparation of the hero food involves any number of specialized techniques food stylists have developed to deal with the demands of photographing food.
  • * 2008 , Linda Bellingham, Jean Ann Bybee, Brad G. Rogers, Food Styling for Photographers (page 8)
  • Protect the hero food. Whether the hero items are on a table in the studio or in the refrigerator, freezer, etc., be sure they are identified as hero items and not for consumption.
  • * 2008 , David Random, Defying Gravity (page 24)
  • The food stylists this day had spent inordinate amounts of time preparing the hero product for a close-up scene.


    * see * (sandwich) grinder, hoagie, hoagy, poor boy, po' boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge

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    Alternative forms

    * protectour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
  • A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
  • One who prevents interference.
  • A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
  • * Jon Huntsman, Jr.
  • I stand before you in the spirit of pure public service — not as a protector of the status quo, but as an agent of change.
  • (UK, historical) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
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  • (Roman Catholic) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * guard * sentry