Definitions for BRAVEbreɪv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(adj.)possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.
making a fine appearance.
Archaic. excellent; fine; admirable.
(n.)a brave person.
a warrior, esp. among North American Indians.
Obs. a bully. a boast or challenge.
(v.t.)to meet or face courageously:
to brave dangers.
to defy; dare.
Obs. to make splendid.
(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
a North American Indian warrior
people who are brave
"the home of the free and the brave"
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"
audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing(adj)
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
"audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
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"
weather, endure, brave, brave out(verb)
face and withstand with courage
"She braved the elements"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a brave attempt to reach the mountain top; Be brave - it won't hurt.
to face with courage
to brave the bitter cold
A Native American warrior.
To encounter with courage and fortitude, to defy
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.
Strong in the face of fear; courageous.
bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act
having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous
making a fine show or display
a brave person; one who is daring
specifically, an Indian warrior
a man daring beyond discretion; a bully
a challenge; a defiance; bravado
to encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare
to adorn; to make fine or showy
Translations for BRAVE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- dapper, moedigAfrikaans
- corajosoPortuguese (BR)
- tapper; modigDanish
- valiente, valerosoSpanish
- drosmīgs; drošs; drošsirdīgsLatvian
- modig, tapperNorwegian
- brav, curajosRomanian
- modig, tapperSwedish
- 勇敢的Chinese (Trad.)
- хоробрий, сміливийUkrainian
- بہادر ، دلیرUrdu
- gan dạVietnamese
- 勇敢的Chinese (Simp.)
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