1. [syn: Hercules, Heracles, Herakles, Alcides]
2. a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hercules \Her"cu*les\, n.
1. (Gr. Myth.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter
and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for
the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or "labors."
2. (Astron.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near
Hercules' beetle (Zool.), any species of Dynastes, an
American genus of very large lamellicorn beetles, esp.
Dynastes hercules of South America, which grows to a
length of six inches.
Hercules powder, an explosive containing nitroglycerin; --
used for blasting.
[1913 Webster] Hercules'-club
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength;
performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality [syn:
Hercules, Heracles, Herakles, Alcides]
2: a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra
and Corona Borealis
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "Hercules":
Antaeus, Atlas, Briareus, Brobdingnagian, Charles Atlas, Cyclops,
Gargantua, Goliath, Orion, Polyphemus, Samson, Superman, Tarzan,
Telamon, Titan, bully, bullyboy, colossus, giant, gorilla,
muscle man, powerhouse, stalwart, strong man, strong-arm man,
the mighty, the strong, tough, tough guy, tower of strength
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Hercules, CA -- U.S. city in California
Population (2000): 19488
Housing Units (2000): 6546
Land area (2000): 6.478230 sq. miles (16.778537 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 11.820971 sq. miles (30.616173 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 18.299201 sq. miles (47.394710 sq. km)
FIPS code: 33308
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 38.007489 N, 122.258742 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 94547
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.