Definitions for courage
ˈkɜr ɪdʒ, ˈkʌr-courage
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word courage.
courage, courageousness, bravery, bravenessnoun
a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
Etymology: From corage (French: courage), from cor. Distantly related to cardiac, which is from Greek, but from the same Proto-Indo-European root.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Bravery; active fortitude; spirit of enterprise.
Etymology: courage, Fr. from cor, Latin.
The king becoming graces,
Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude;
I have no relish of them. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Now mingled with their courage. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
Hope arms their courage: from their tow’rs they throw
Their darts with double force, and drive the foe. Dryden.
Courage, that grows from constitution, very often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; and when it is only a kind of instinct in the soul, it breaks out on all occasions, without judgment or discretion. That courage which arises from the sense of our duty, and from the fear of offending Him that made us, acts always in an uniform manner, and according to the dictates of right reason. Joseph Addison, Guardian.
Nothing but the want of common courage was the cause of their misfortunes. Jonathan Swift.
Courage (also called bravery or valor) is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Valor is courage or bravery, especially in battle. Physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, even death, or threat of death; while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, discouragement, or personal loss. The classical virtue of fortitude (andreia, fortitudo) is also translated "courage", but includes the aspects of perseverance and patience. In the Western tradition, notable thoughts on courage have come from philosophers Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Kierkegaard, as well as Christian beliefs and texts. In the Hindu tradition, mythology has given many examples of bravery, valor and courage, with examples of both physical and moral courage exemplified. In the Eastern tradition, the Chinese text Tao Te Ching offers a great deal of thoughts on courage, both physical and moral.
Courage is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. It refers to the ability to act on one's beliefs despite danger or disapproval. This concept is often associated with bravery and fearlessness, but also involves making the right choice even when it's hard or unpopular.
the heart; spirit; temper; disposition
heart; inclination; desire; will
that quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kur′āj, n. the quality that enables men to meet dangers without fear: bravery: spirit.—interj. take courage!—adj. Courā′geous, full of courage: brave.—adv. Courā′geously.—n. Courā′geousness.—Dutch courage, a fictitious courage induced by drinking; Pluck up one's courage, to nerve one's self to something daring; The courage of one's convictions, courage to act up to or consistently with one's opinions. [O. Fr. corage (Fr. courage), from L. cor, the heart.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
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_.)
The ability and knowing to trust, listen and follow our heart and soul, to act and behave in a just manner when we know in our heart and soul what we feel intuitively is honest and true.
The Director of the International Unity Government had the courage to take the unity government reform to the next level as she feels, knows and understands intuitively this is what the people choose and verified it and iss accurate in her assessment and ensures it is in line with optimum health, human rights, right to life, stability, unity government, shared prosperity and freedom for all on planet earth.
Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2016
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Courage is ranked #64054 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Courage surname appeared 311 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Courage.
83.2% or 259 total occurrences were White.
7% or 22 total occurrences were Black.
4.5% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
3.5% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'courage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4698
Rank popularity for the word 'courage' in Nouns Frequency: #1919
The numerical value of courage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of courage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Our witnesses today have endured pain and loss, yet they are displaying incredible courage by coming here to ask us to do our jobs. Let us hear their voices, let us honor their courage, let us find the same courage to pass common sense laws to protect our children, no civilian needs an assault rifle and the Second Amendment does not protect the right to own a weapon of war. It's time we banned assault rifles, from our streets, from our communities, from our homes.
Have the courage to do what’s right, have the courage to make decisions that protect the innocent, have the courage to pass laws and then govern within those laws, have the courage to stand up against those who are destroying our state, our county, our city and the communities that we live in.
I must say that was reckless courage, not true courage, no matter how high his aspirations might have been.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Last, but by no means least, courage -- moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle -- the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.
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Translations for courage
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- dapperheid, moedAfrikaans
- адвага, храбрасць, смеласць, мужнасцьBelarusian
- храброст, решителност, кураж, смелост, мъжествоBulgarian
- སྙིང་སྟོབསTibetan Standard
- coratge, valorCatalan, Valencian
- odvaha, kuráž, statečnostCzech
- mod, tapperhedDanish
- Courage, Mut, TapferkeitGerman
- κουράγιο, θάρροςGreek
- valentía, coraje, valorSpanish
- vaprus, julgusEstonian
- جرات, جسارت, شهامت, شجاعتPersian
- urhoollisuus, urheus, rohkeusFinnish
- áræði, treysti, dirvi, mótFaroese
- moedWestern Frisian
- tapachdScottish Gaelic
- խիզախություն, քաջություն, արիությունArmenian
- kjarkur, hugrekkiIcelandic
- 勇気, 度胸Japanese
- kawenan, waniJavanese
- გულადობა, მამაცობა, ვაჟკაცობაGeorgian
- батылдық, аужарлықKazakh
- 勇氣, 용기Korean
- bistehî, mêranî, wêrekî, curet, cesaret, پاڵهوانیKurdish
- кайрат, кайраттуулук, жүрөктүүлүкKyrgyz
- animus, audentia, fortitudo, virtus, animoLatin
- ຄວາມກ້າຫານ, ເສົາຣະຍະLao
- toa, hautoa, māiaMāori
- храброст, смелостMacedonian
- эр зоригMongolian
- धाड़सी, धाडसMarathi
- mot, tapperhetNorwegian
- dapperheid, moedDutch
- męstwo, śmiałość, odwagaPolish
- valentia, coragem, audáciaPortuguese
- смелость, мужество, храбрость, отвага, решительность, муRussian
- храброст, smelost, hrabrost, смелостSerbo-Croatian
- hrabrost, pogumSlovene
- trimëri, guximAlbanian
- mod, tapperhetSwedish
- ధైర్యము, ధైర్యంTelugu
- ҷасурӣ, ҷуръат, далерӣ, ҷасорат, диловарӣTajik
- ความกล้า, ความกล้าหาญThai
- batyrlyk, mertlik, ýüreklilikTurkmen
- lakas ng loob, tapang, katapanganTagalog
- cesaret, yüreklilikTurkish
- хоробрість, мужність, сміливість, відвага, МуUkrainian
- ساہس, جرئتUrdu
- jasurlik, mardlik, botirlikUzbek
- can đảm, lòng can đảmVietnamese
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