Meaning of Hercules in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhəːkjʊliːz/

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proper noun

  • 1Greek Mythology Roman Mythology
    A hero of superhuman strength and courage who performed twelve immense tasks or ‘labours’ imposed on him by king Eurystheus and who after death was ranked among the gods.

    Greek name Heracles

  • 2Astronomy
    A large northern constellation, said to represent the kneeling figure of Hercules. It contains the brightest globular cluster in the northern hemisphere, but no bright stars.


  • A man of exceptional strength or size.

    ‘a tall young man with the limbs and chest of a Hercules’
    • ‘He wasn't the biggest of guys, he was quite slight; he was never a Hercules.’
    • ‘He is so impressed, he persuades him to make a trip to Berlin, where he can guarantee lucrative employment as a Hercules on the cabaret circuit.’
    muscleman, strongman, macho, macho man, iron man, Hercules, Atlas, Samson, Tarzan


(also Herculis)
  • postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the Hercules constellation.

    • ‘the star Delta Herculis’


Latin, from Greek Hēraklēs. Herculis is the Latin genitive form of Hercules.