having or showing valor
"a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier"
Showing courage or determination; heroic.
Origin: vailant, from valens, from valere 'to be strong'.
vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer
intrepid in danger; courageous; brave
performed with valor or bravery; heroic
Origin: [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail, Convalesce, Equivalent, Prevail, Valid.]
Valiant is a 2005 British computer-animated film produced by Vanguard Animation and Odyssey Entertainment, and released by Entertainment Film Distributors in the United Kingdom on March 25, 2005 and by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States on August 19, 2005. Set in May of the year 1944, it tells the story of a group of war pigeons during World War II. Reviews of Valiant were mixed and largely poor. The film is based on a story by Jordan Katz, George Webster, and George Melrod, and inspired by true stories of hundreds of pigeons that helped the soldiers in the war. At the end of the film, it says that of the 54 Dickin Medals awarded to animals, 32 of them went to pigeons.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
val′yant, adj. strong: brave: intrepid in danger: heroic.—n. (obs.) a valiant person.—ns. Val′iance, Val′iancy.—adv. Val′iantly, bravely.—n. Val′iantness, courage. [Fr. vaillant—L. valens, valentis, pr.p. of valēre, to be strong.]
The numerical value of valiant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of valiant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.
If you are very valiant, it is a god, I think, who gave you this gift.
Cowards die many times before their deathsThe valiant never taste of death but once.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
Despite valiant attempts by both the German foreign and defense ministers to put the refugee crisis at the heart of debates here, the issue that tops all others is Syria.
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- valentCatalan, Valencian
- mutig, tapfer, beherztGerman
- τολμηρός, θαρραλέος, ανδρείοςGreek
- urhoollinen, urhea, rohkea, uljasFinnish
- preux, vaillantFrench
- vitéz, merész, bátor, hősiesHungarian
- 勇ましい, 勇敢Japanese
- stout, moedig, dapper, heldhaftigDutch
- edelmodig, tapreNorwegian
- curajos, viteazRomanian
- храбрый, доблестный, смелый, отважныйRussian
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