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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brave

    This word was not only used to express courage by our early seamen, but was also applied to strength; as, "we had a brave wind."

Editors Contribution

  1. brave

    To have or display courage.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2017  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of brave in a Sentence

  1. Steve Ottaway:

    Canada's been brave enough to take the step to make cannabis fully legal, but they've also taken the stance that they don't want to promote it, i can appreciate their intent, but at the same time, this is an adult-use market.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Hard roads are not opened by themselves; they are opened by some brave people!

  3. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe:

    Like so many brave Virginia men and women, Trooper Dermyer put on a uniform and risked his life every day to keep us safe, first as a U.S. Marine and then as a police officer, this is a loss that impacts us all. It should inspire prayers for the family, friends and fellow troopers who are mourning tonight, and gratitude for those who protect and serve.

  4. Behnam Ben Taleblu:

    The chants by the brave, chador clad women of Najafabad in Isfahan province, which used to be a traditional bastion of regime support said it best : ‘ They fed Syria, but made our young people turn old. ’ Iranian protestors recognize that the regime in Tehran does not have their best interests at heart, and will continue to divert national treasure towards its ideological contests abroad.

  5. Bill Ship:

    I thought, by God, that's the end of us, he did not flinch and he didn't back down. He was a brave man. But he was more than just brave. He was a first-rate journalist. When Claude was around, we all gathered in his room to compare notes. He was the kind of unofficial squad leader of the reporters covering civil rights.

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