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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

brave*breɪv(adj.)brav•er, brav•est

  1. (adj.)possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.

  2. making a fine appearance.

  3. Archaic. excellent; fine; admirable.

  4. (n.)a brave person.

  5. a warrior, esp. among North American Indians.

    Category: Anthropology

  6. Obs. a bully. a boast or challenge.

  7. (v.t.)to meet or face courageously:

    to brave dangers.

  8. to defy; dare.

  9. Obs. to make splendid.

  10. (v.i.)Obs. to boast; brag.

* Syn: brave , courageous , valiant , fearless refer to facing danger or difficulties with moral strength and endurance. brave is a general term that suggests fortitude, daring, and resolve: a brave pioneer.courageous implies a higher or nobler kind of bravery, esp. as resulting from an inborn quality of mind or spirit: courageous leaders. valiant implies an inner strength manifested by brave deeds, often in battle: a valiant knight. fearless implies unflinching spirit and coolness in the face of danger: a fearless firefighter.

Origin of brave:

1475–85; < MF < Sp bravo (>It) < VL *brabus for L barbarusbarbarous

brave′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brave(noun)

    a North American Indian warrior

  2. brave(adj)

    people who are brave

    "the home of the free and the brave"

  3. brave, courageous(adj)

    possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

    "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

  4. audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing(adj)

    invulnerable to fear or intimidation

    "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

  5. brave, braw, gay(verb)

    brightly colored and showy

    "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"

  6. weather, endure, brave, brave out(verb)

    face and withstand with courage

    "She braved the elements"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. brave(adjective)ɪv

    ≠ cowardly

    a brave attempt to reach the mountain top; Be brave - it won't hurt.

  2. brave(verb)ɪv

    to face with courage

    to brave the bitter cold

Wiktionary

  1. brave(Noun)

    A Native American warrior.

  2. brave(Verb)

    To encounter with courage and fortitude, to defy

  3. brave(Verb)

    To adorn; to make fine or showy.

    Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced or braved. uE000112232uE001 Shakespeare.

  4. brave(Adjective)

    Strong in the face of fear; courageous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brave

    bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act

  2. Brave

    having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous

  3. Brave

    making a fine show or display

  4. Brave(noun)

    a brave person; one who is daring

  5. Brave(noun)

    specifically, an Indian warrior

  6. Brave(noun)

    a man daring beyond discretion; a bully

  7. Brave(noun)

    a challenge; a defiance; bravado

  8. Brave(verb)

    to encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare

  9. Brave(verb)

    to adorn; to make fine or showy

Freebase

  1. Brave

    Brave is the seventh studio album by Marillion, released in 1994. It charted at number 10 on the UK Albums Chart, being the last of the band's albums to reach the Top 10. Raw ranked Brave as one of the 20 greatest albums of 1994. In 2000 it was selected by Classic Rock as one of the "30 Best Albums of the 90s", and in 2003 as one of "Rock's 30 Greatest Concept Albums".

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BRAVE' in Adjectives Frequency: #661


Translations for BRAVE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

brave(adjective)

without fear of danger, pain etc

a brave soldier; a brave deed; You're very brave; It was brave of him to fight such an enemy.

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