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Definitions of brave

  1. To adorn; to make fine or showy. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To meet with courage; as, a soldier must brave dangers; to challenge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To meet boldly: to defy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To meet with courage; defy; dare; challenge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To defy; to encounter with courage and fortitude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To defy; to challenge; to encounter with courage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Making a fine show or display. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; - opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; - especially such as in conspicuous. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a North American Indian warrior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. A brave person; one who is daring. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Specifically, an Indian warrior. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A challenge; a defiance; bravado. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. An Indian warrior. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A bully: an Indian warrior. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A man of courage; a soldier; a North-American Indian warrior; a bravo. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A hector; a man daring beyond discretion; an Indian warrior. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A man daring beyond discretion; an Indian warrior. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. Bold; courageous; fearless; making a fine show; as, brace attire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Daring, courageous: noble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Courageous; fine; noble. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Having or showing courage; intrepid; courageous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Elegant; showy; splendid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Courageous; fearless; gallant; of noble mien; showy; excellent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Bold; daring; courageous; gallant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for brave

  1. He has been as brave to- night as the Dimmerlys were a thousand years ago." – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  2. Inside he heard the noise of a man's voice, which sounded to him very tremendous and important, the voice of a brave soldier. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
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