What does brave mean?

brave meaning in General Dictionary

a brave person a person who is daring

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  • To encounter with courage and fortitude to create at defiance to defy to dare
  • vibrant colored and showy
  • possessing or showing nerve; capable face and handle risk or worry without flinching
  • invulnerable to fear or intimidation
  • a North American Indian warrior
  • face and endure with nerve
  • people that are brave
  • Bold; courageous; bold; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; because, a courageous man; a brave work.
  • Having any type of superiority or excellence; -- specially such in conspicuous.
  • Making a fine tv show or screen.
  • A brave person; a person who is daring.
  • particularly, an Indian warrior.
  • a guy daring beyond discretion; a bully.
  • challenging; a defiance; bravado.
  • To encounter with courage and fortitude; to create at defiance; to defy; to dare.
  • To adorn; to help make fine or showy.

brave meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 15c., from center French brave, "splendid, valiant," from Italian bravo "brave, bold," initially "wild, savage," possibly from Medieval Latin bravus "cutthroat, villain," from Latin pravus "crooked, depraved;" a less likely etymology being from Latin barbarus (see barbarous). A Celtic source (Irish breagh, Cornish bray) even offers already been suggested. Old English words with this, some with overtones of "rashness," included modig (now "moody"), beald ("bold"), cene ("keen"), dyrstig ("daring"). Courageous new world is through the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 satirical utopian book; he lifted the term from Shakespeare ("Tempest" v.i.183).

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  • "to handle with bravery," 1776, from French braver, from courageous (see brave (adj.)). Associated: Braved; braving.
  • "united states Indian warrior," c.1600, from courageous (adj.), and compare bravo.

brave - French to English

great [nice]

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  • good [good]
  • courageous

brave meaning in General Dictionary

(superl.) Bold; courageous; bold; intrepid; -- against cowardly; because, a brave man; a brave act.

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  • (superl.) Having any kind of superiority or superiority; -- specially particularly in conspicuous.
  • (superl.) Making a superb program or show.
  • (letter.) A brave individual; a person who is bold.
  • (n.) Particularly, an Indian warrior.
  • (letter.) A man daring beyond discernment; a bully.
  • (n.) Challenging; a defiance; bravado.
  • (v. t.) To come across with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
  • (v. t.) To adorn; to create good or showy.

Sentence Examples with the word brave

Not a few of the leaders, notably Samuel de Champlain, who founded Quebec in 1608, were brave ingenious men, but the population provided no basis for a lasting colony.

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