What does brave mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bravenoun

    a North American Indian warrior

  2. braveadjective

    people who are brave

    "the home of the free and the brave"

  3. brave, courageousadjective

    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, unfearingadjective

    invulnerable to fear or intimidation

    "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

  5. brave, braw, gayverb

    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 outverb

    face and withstand with courage

    "She braved the elements"

Wiktionary

  1. bravenoun

    A Native American warrior.

  2. braveverb

    To encounter with courage and fortitude, to defy

  3. braveverb

    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. braveadjective

    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. Bravenoun

    a brave person; one who is daring

  5. Bravenoun

    specifically, an Indian warrior

  6. Bravenoun

    a man daring beyond discretion; a bully

  7. Bravenoun

    a challenge; a defiance; bravado

  8. Braveverb

    to encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare

  9. Braveverb

    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. braveadjective

    Courageux au combat, devant un ennemi

    Submitted by davidb on June 21, 2021  
  2. 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. Ronny Jackson:

    Here’s a solution: finish building the wall, fully reimplement the Remain in Mexico policy, and stop undermining our brave border patrol officers at every turn, president Trump’s successful approach to immigration gave us the most secure border in history, and Joe Biden started undoing that success on day one.

  2. Tom Madders:

    To make matters worse, when young people take the brave step to reach out for help, it's far too difficult to get support, many parents tell us that their children couldn't access any mental health help until they were in crisis.

  3. Mike Pence:

    The American people will always stand proudly with The American people brave heroes of ICE and the Border Patrol.

  4. Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    If it's essential that the brave healthcare workers, grocery store workers, truck drivers and many other Americans continue to carefully show up for work, then it's essential that their U.S. senators carefully show up ourselves and support them.

  5. Aristotle:

    Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way...you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

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