What does brave mean?

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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"

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brave

    brāv, adj. daring, courageous: noble: finely dressed, showy, handsome (Scot. Braw): a general word for excellent, capital.—v.t. to meet boldly: to defy.—n. (obs.) a bully, a hired assassin: a brave soldier, esp. among the North American Indians: (arch.) bravado: (arch.) bravo.—adv. Brave′ly (Scot. Braw′ly), excellently, well.—n. Brav′ery, courage: heroism: finery, showy dress. [Fr. brave; It. and Sp. bravo; prob. from Celt., as in Bret. braga, to strut about, Gael. breagh, fine. See Brag.]

Editors Contribution

  1. brave

    To have or display courage.

    She was brave when it came to bungee jumping and skydiving, she loved it.

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brave in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

  2. Cicero:

    Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

  3. E. M. Forster:

    I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.

  4. Luis Soler:

    The lone survivor of this tragedy, a brave 9-year-old boy is doing as best as he can under the circumstances.

  5. Elizabeth Mecklenburg:

    It showed me how brave I was being, it wasn't that I was learning to be brave, I was brave by putting myself out there.

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