What does COURAGE mean?

Definitions for COURAGEˈkɜr ɪdʒ, ˈkʌr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word COURAGE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness(noun)

    a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

Wiktionary

  1. courage(Noun)

    The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.

  2. courage(Noun)

    The ability to do things which one finds frightening.

  3. courage(Verb)

    To encourage.

  4. Origin: From corage (French: courage), from cor. Distantly related to cardiac, which is from Greek, but from the same Proto-Indo-European root.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courage(noun)

    the heart; spirit; temper; disposition

  2. Courage(noun)

    heart; inclination; desire; will

  3. Courage(noun)

    that quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution

Freebase

  1. Courage

    Courage is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement. In some traditions, fortitude holds approximately the same meaning as courage. In the Western tradition, notable thoughts on courage have come from philosophers such as Aristotle, Aquinas and Kierkegaard; in the Eastern tradition, some thoughts on courage were offered by the Tao Te Ching. More recently, courage has been explored by the discipline of psychology.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Courage

    kur′āj, n. the quality that enables men to meet dangers without fear: bravery: spirit.—interj. take courage!—adj. Courā′geous, full of courage: brave.—adv. Courā′geously.—n. Courā′geousness.—Dutch courage, a fictitious courage induced by drinking; Pluck up one's courage, to nerve one's self to something daring; The courage of one's convictions, courage to act up to or consistently with one's opinions. [O. Fr. corage (Fr. courage), from L. cor, the heart.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. courage

    1. A matter of the red corpuscle. 2. A matter of getting used to it. (It is oxygen that makes every attack, and without oxygen in his blood to back him, a man attacks nothing--not even a pie.--From Wilbur Nesbit's book _Bunc as I Have Found It_.)

Editors Contribution

  1. courage

    The ability and knowing to trust, listen and follow your heart and soul, to act and behave in a just manner when you know in your heart and soul what you feel intuitively is honest and just and other people perceive your truth differently.

    The Prime minister had the courage to take the government reform to the next level as he felt intuitively this is what the people wanted and was in line with empowerment and freedom for the people he represented.

  2. COURAGE

    absence of showing pain or fear. Doing something in spite of the fear, terror, pain, unknowing.

    He showed great courage in spite of that fact that he was in great pain physically and emotionally frazzled.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COURAGE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4698

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COURAGE' in Nouns Frequency: #1919

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COURAGE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COURAGE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Masahiko Komura:

    I must say that was reckless courage, not true courage, no matter how high his aspirations might have been.

  2. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.

  3. Julian Wilson:

    I froze trying to assess the situation and Mick fought and it was probably that that gave me the courage to go toward him, i think if any award was going to be given out, they definitely go to Mick for his amazing courage. I don't know how many people would have taken that thing on.

  4. Douglas MacArthur:

    Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    What would be far better to see was the kind of courage that was demonstrated just a few weeks ago by President al-Sisi in Cairo, why don't we see the president of the United States demonstrating that same courage, just to speak the truth, about the face of evil we are facing right now?

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