What does valiant mean?

Definitions for valiantˈvæl yənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word valiant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. valiant, valorous(adj)

    having or showing valor

    "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier"


  1. valiant(Adjective)

    Showing courage or determination; heroic.

  2. Origin: vailant, from valens, from valere 'to be strong'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valiant(adj)

    vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer

  2. Valiant(adj)

    intrepid in danger; courageous; brave

  3. Valiant(adj)

    performed with valor or bravery; heroic

  4. Origin: [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail, Convalesce, Equivalent, Prevail, Valid.]


  1. Valiant

    Valiant is a 2005 British computer-animated film produced by Vanguard Animation and Odyssey Entertainment, and released by Entertainment Film Distributors in the United Kingdom on March 25, 2005 and by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States on August 19, 2005. Set in May of the year 1944, it tells the story of a group of war pigeons during World War II. Reviews of Valiant were mixed and largely poor. The film is based on a story by Jordan Katz, George Webster, and George Melrod, and inspired by true stories of hundreds of pigeons that helped the soldiers in the war. At the end of the film, it says that of the 54 Dickin Medals awarded to animals, 32 of them went to pigeons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valiant

    val′yant, adj. strong: brave: intrepid in danger: heroic.—n. (obs.) a valiant person.—ns. Val′iance, Val′iancy.—adv. Val′iantly, bravely.—n. Val′iantness, courage. [Fr. vaillant—L. valens, valentis, pr.p. of valēre, to be strong.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of valiant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of valiant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien, Spoken by Aragorn:

    The deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once.

  3. Homer:

    If you are very valiant, it is a god, I think, who gave you this gift.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Cowards die many times before their deathsThe valiant never taste of death but once.

  5. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar:

    Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.

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