Definitions for brave
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word brave.
a North American Indian warrior
people who are brave
"the home of the free and the brave"
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"
audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearingadjective
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
"audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
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"
weather, endure, brave, brave outverb
face and withstand with courage
"She braved the elements"
A Native American warrior.
To encounter with courage and fortitude, to defy
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.
Strong in the face of fear; courageous.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: brave, Fr.
An Egyptian soothsayer made Antonius believe, that his genius, which otherways was brave and confident, was, in the presence of Octavius Cæsar, poor and cowardly. Francis Bacon.
From armed foes to bring a royal prize,
Shows your brave heart victorious as your eyes. Edmund Waller.
I’ll prove the prettier fellow of the two,
And wear my dagger with a braver grace. William Shakespeare.
Rings put upon his fingers,
And brave attendants near him, when he wakes;
Would not the beggar then forget himself? William Shakespeare.
But whosoe’er it was nature design’d
First a brave place, and then as brave a mind. John Denham.
Let not old age disgrace my high desire,
O heavenly soul, in human shape contain’d;
Old wood inflam’d doth yield the bravest fire,
When younger doth in smoke his virtue spend. Philip Sidney.
If there be iron-ore, and mills, iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth. Francis Bacon.
If a statesman has not this science, he must be subject to a braver man than himself, whose province it is to direct all his actions to this end. Kenelm Digby, on the Soul, Dedication.
Etymology: brave, Fr.
Hot braves, like thee, may fight, but know not well
To manage this, the last great stake. Dryden.
Morat’s too insolent, too much a brave,
His courage to his envy is a slave. John Dryden, Aurengz.
There end thy brave, and turn thy face in peace;
We grant thou canst outscold us. William Shakespeare, King John.
Etymology: from the noun.
He upbraids Iago, that he made him
Brave me upon the watch. William Shakespeare, Othello.
My nobles leave me, and my state is brav’d,
Ev’n at my gates, with ranks of foreign powers. William Shakespeare.
The ills of love, not those of fate I fear;
These I can brave, but those I cannot bear. Dryden.
Like a rock unmov’d, a rock that braves
The raging tempest, and the rising waves. John Dryden, Æneid.
Both particular persons and factions are apt enough to flatter themselves, or, at least, to brave that which they believe not. Francis Bacon, Essays, №. 16.
Brave refers to the quality or characteristic of showing courage or fearlessness in the face of danger, difficulty, pain or uncertainty. It involves the willingness to confront something frightening, risky or challenging, and persist in spite of fear.
bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act
having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous
making a fine show or display
a brave person; one who is daring
specifically, an Indian warrior
a man daring beyond discretion; a bully
a challenge; a defiance; bravado
to encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare
to adorn; to make fine or showy
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
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
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."
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brave is ranked #38214 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Brave surname appeared 580 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brave.
33.2% or 193 total occurrences were White.
28.7% or 167 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
28.6% or 166 total occurrences were Black.
4.6% or 27 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'brave' in Adjectives Frequency: #661
The numerical value of brave in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of brave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
He was playing 'Do the Hustle' - on an accordion. She said she found this 'sexy and brave.' I mean, the brave part I understand.
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.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
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.
I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.
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Translations for brave
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- braaf, dapperAfrikaans
- شجاع, جريءArabic
- смелы, адважны, храбрыBelarusian
- храбър, смелBulgarian
- བློ་ཁོག་ཆེན་པོTibetan Standard
- audaç, valent, coratjósCatalan, Valencian
- statečný, odvážnýCzech
- tapfer, mutig, KriegerGerman
- دلیر, نیو, شجاعPersian
- uhmata, [[kohdata]] [[rohkeasti]], rohkea, intiaanisoturi, reipas, urheaFinnish
- cróga, calma, misniúil, móruchtúilIrish
- misneachailScottish Gaelic
- valente, bravoGalician
- אמיץ, אמיצהHebrew
- menerjang, beraniIndonesian
- coraggioso, valoroso, baldo, audace, arditoItalian
- 勇猛, 勇敢, 勇気Japanese
- couragéiert, daperLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- drošs, drosmīgsLatvian
- māia, toa, hautoaMāori
- moedig, dapperDutch
- coratjós, valentOccitan
- chrobry, odważnyPolish
- bravo, valentePortuguese
- храбрый, [[индейский]] [[воин]], смелый, отважныйRussian
- hrabar, храбарSerbo-Croatian
- statočný, odvážnySlovak
- pogumen, hraberSlovene
- กล้าหาญ, กล้าThai
- відважний, хоробрийUkrainian
- 勇敢, dũng cảm, can đảmVietnamese
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