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Meaning of BRAVE

Pronunciation:  breyv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
  2. [n]  a North American Indian warrior
  3. [adj]  invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
  4. [adj]  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"
  5. [adj]  brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
  6. [v]  face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements"

BRAVE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: audacious, bold, brave out, braw, colorful, courageous, dauntless, desperate, endure, fearless, gallant, game, gamey, gamy, gay, gritty, heroic, intrepid, lionhearted, mettlesome, spirited, spunky, stalwart, stouthearted, undaunted, unfearing, valiant, valorous, weather
 Antonyms: cautious, coward(a), cowardly, fearful, timid
 See Also: adventuresome, adventurous, defy, hold, hold up, people, resolute, unafraid(p), warrior, withstand



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brave\ (br[=a]v), a. [Compar. {Braver}; superl.
    {Bravest}.] [F. brave, It. or Sp. bravo, (orig.) fierce,
    wild, savage, prob. from. L. barbarus. See {Barbarous}, and
    cf. {Bravo}.]
    1. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to
       {cowardly}; as, a brave man; a brave act.
    2. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; --
       especially such as in conspicuous. [Obs. or Archaic as
       applied to material things.]
             Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.
             It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall.
    3. Making a fine show or display. [Archaic]
             Wear my dagger with the braver grace. --Shak.
             For I have gold, and therefore will be brave. In
             silks I'll rattle it of every color.  --Robert
             Frog and lizard in holiday coats And turtle brave in
             his golden spots.                     --Emerson.
    Syn: Courageous; gallant; daring; valiant; valorous; bold;
         heroic; intrepid; fearless; dauntless; magnanimous;
         high-spirited; stout-hearted. See {Gallant}.
  2. \Brave\, n.
    1. A brave person; one who is daring.
             The star-spangled banner, O,long may it wave O'er
             the land of the free and the home of the brave. --F.
                                                   S. Key.
    2. Specifically, an Indian warrior.
    3. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
             Hot braves like thee may fight.       --Dryden.
    4. A challenge; a defiance; bravado. [Obs.]
             Demetrius, thou dost overween in all; And so in
             this, to bear me down with braves.    --Shak.
  3. \Brave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braved} (br[=a]vd); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Braving}.]
    1. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at
       defiance; to defy; to dare.
             These I can brave, but those I can not bear.
    2. To adorn; to make fine or showy. [Obs.]
             Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast
             braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced
             or braved.                            --Shak.
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