A female hero
Leading female character in a literary composition
Newly crowned heroine Lydia Larkin won the election by eight votes.
The story of the heroine is annually celebrated by a play in which the villagers take part.
"How's your spaced-out heroine doing?" he asked.
Medea is the heroine of extant tragedies of Euripides and Seneca; those of Aeschylus and Ennius (adapted from Euripides) are lost.
At Hermione, Artemis was worshipped under the name of Iphigeneia, thus showing the heroine in the last resort to be a form of that goddess (Pausanias ii.