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"
Of a person, displaying or possessing courage.
the most courageous man I have ever met
Of an action, that requires courage.
a courageous deed
Origin: corageus, from corage + -eus
possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold
Courageous is a 12-metre class yacht. She was the third boat to win the America's Cup twice, in 1974 and 1977, after Columbia in 1899 and 1901, and Intrepid in 1967 and 1970. All three of these boats won for the New York Yacht Club and thus the United States. Courageous was the first all aluminum-hulled 12-metre class yacht. Courageous successfully defended the America's Cup for the USA in 1974 with Ted Hood at the helm. After the 1974 cup, Hood built a new boat which he thought was faster than Courageous, and sold Courageous to Ted Turner. Turner won the 1977 America's Cup defender trials in Courageous, beating Hood in the process, and then went on to successfully defend the America's Cup later that year. When preparing Courageous for the 1977 America's Cup, she was re-measured for compliance with the 12-metre class rule. It was discovered that she was lighter than the weight declared in her original racing certificate for the 1974 America's Cup. Less weight typically means a faster performance in lighter winds and a slower performance in stronger winds. If Courageous had been found to be under weight before the competition in 1974 then the designers would have had to make adjustments to sail area, the waterline length, or other attributes to make the design comply with the 12-metre rule. If Courageous was found to be underweight during the event she would have been disqualified. It is only conjecture what effect this oversight had on the result of the 1974 event.
The numerical value of courageous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of courageous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The guy was so courageous.
When in doubt, do the courageous thing.
It's an incredibly courageous and savvy move.
Be courageous! Never fear to share your love.
I told them how proud I was of them and how courageous they were.
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Translations for courageous
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- храбър, смелBulgarian
- valent, coratjósCatalan, Valencian
- valiente, corajudo, valerosoSpanish
- móruchtúil, misniúilIrish
- misneachail, tapaidhScottish Gaelic
- 용기 있는Korean
- fortis, magnanimus, animosusLatin
- couragéiertLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- drošs, drosmīgsLatvian
- curajos, bravRomanian
- отва́жный, хра́брый, сме́лый, бесстра́шный, бра́вый, отваRussian
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