Definitions for courageˈkɜr ɪdʒ, ˈkʌr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cour•ageˈkɜr ɪdʒ, ˈkʌr-(n.)

  1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

Origin of courage:

1250–1300; ME corage < OF, der. of cuer heart < L cor

Princeton's WordNet

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

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. courage(noun)ˈkɜr ɪdʒ, ˈkʌr-

    the quality of being brave

    I don't have the courage to tell her.; It takes courage to travel alone.

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.

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_.)

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


Translations for courage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

courage(noun)

the quality that makes a person able to meet dangers without fear; bravery

It took courage to sail the Atlantic singlehanded.

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