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Meaning of VALOR

Pronunciation:  'valur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"
 

VALOR is a 5 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: gallantry, heroism, valiance, valiancy, valorousness, valour
 
 See Also: bravery, courage, courageousness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Val"or\, n. [OE. valour, OF. valor, valur, valour, F.
valeur, LL. valor, fr. L. valere to be strong, or worth. See
{Valiant}.] [Written also {valour}.]
1. Value; worth. [Obs.] ``The valor of a penny.'' --Sir T.
   More.

2. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which
   enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal
   bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.

         For contemplation he and valor formed. --Milton.

         When valor preys on reason, It eats the sword it
         fights with.                          --Shak.

         Fear to do base, unworthy things is valor. --B.
                                               Jonson.

3. A brave man; a man of valor. [R.] --Ld. Lytton.

Syn: Courage; heroism; bravery; gallantry; boldness;
     fearlessness. See {Courage}, and {Heroism}.

 

 

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