hector
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhɛktə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhɛktɚ/
Noun

hector (plural hectors)

  1. Sometimes in the form Hector: a blustering#Adjective|blustering, noisy, turbulent fellow; a blusterer, bully#Noun|bully.
Verb

hector (hectors, present participle hectoring; past and past participle hectored)

  1. (transitive) To dominate or intimidate in a blustering#Adjective|blustering way; to bully#Verb|bully, to domineer.
    Synonyms: terrorise, terrorize
  2. (intransitive) To behave like a hector or bully; to bluster#Verb|bluster, to swagger#Verb|swagger; to bully.
    Synonyms: huff
    • 1920, D[avid] H[erbert] Lawrence, “Alvina Becomes Allaye”, in The Lost Girl, London: Martin Secker […], OCLC 560930974 ↗, page 190 ↗:
      Leave me alone! Will you leave me alone! Hectored by women all my life—hectored by women—first one, then another. I won't stand it—I won't stand it—
Translations Translations
Hector
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhɛktə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhɛktɚ/
Proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A Trojan hero in Homer's Iliad.
  2. A male given name
Translations
  • French: Hector
  • German: Hektor
  • Italian: Ettore
  • Portuguese: Heitor
  • Russian: Ге́ктор
  • Spanish: Héctor
Translations
  • French: Hector
  • German: Hektor
  • Italian: Ettore
  • Portuguese: Heitor
  • Russian: Ге́ктор
  • Spanish: Héctor



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