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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brave  \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 
  --Bacon. 
 
  It  being  a  brave  day  I  walked  to  Whitehall. 
  --Pepys. 
 
  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 
  Greene. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brave  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brave  \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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brave 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {courageous},  {fearless}] 
  [ant:  {cowardly}] 
  2:  invulnerable  to  fear  or  intimidation;  "audacious  explorers"; 
  "fearless  reporters  and  photographers";  "intrepid 
  pioneers"  [syn:  {audacious},  {dauntless},  {fearless},  {intrepid}, 
  {unfearing}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {braw},  {gay}] 
  n  1:  a  North  American  Indian  warrior 
  2:  people  who  are  brave;  "the  home  of  the  free  and  the  brave" 
  [ant:  {timid}] 
  v  1:  brave  the  dangers  of  "brave  the  natural  elements"  [syn:  {venture}] 
  2:  face  or  endure  with  courage;  "She  braved  the  elements"  [syn: 
  {weather},  {endure},  {brave  out}] 




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