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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. courageousadjective

    Of a person, displaying or possessing courage.

    the most courageous man I have ever met

  2. courageousadjective

    Of an action, that requires courage.

    a courageous deed

  3. Etymology: corageus, from corage + -eus

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Courageousadjective

    Brave; daring; bold; enterprising; adventurous; hardy; stout.

    Etymology: from courage.

    His is very courageous mad, about his throwing into the water. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    And he that is courageous among the mighty, shall flee away naked in that day. Amos, ii. 16.

    Let us imitate the courageous example of St. Paul, who chose then to magnify his office when ill men conspired to lessen it. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courageousadjective

    possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold

Freebase

  1. Courageous

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of courageous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of courageous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of courageous in a Sentence

  1. Muhammad Ali:

    He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

  2. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    I have three treasures. Guard and keep them:The first is deep love,The second is frugality,And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world.Because of deep love, one is courageous.Because of frugality, one is generous.Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.

  3. Norm Pattis:

    We’re grateful to six courageous jurors who were able to understand that campus life isn’t the real world, kids experiment with identity and sexuality. When an experiment goes awry, it’s not a crime.

  4. Simone Biles:

    There are probably a lot of athletes who have mental health problems, but I hope that the world will become more supportive, i'm sure there are athletes who will be saved by them coming out, and I respect their courageous action.

  5. Karen Tumlin:

    We will continue working on behalf of our courageous plaintiffs to show that Arizona can do better than this disgraceful law.

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