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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

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;


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." [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near Lyra. [1913 Webster] 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 Hercules'-club
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Hercules 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. Headwords: Hercules, CA Hercules