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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bravery  \Brav"er*y\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  braverie.] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  brave;  fearless;  intrepidity. 
 
  Remember,  sir,  my  liege,  .  .  .  The  natural  bravery 
  of  your  isle.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  braving;  defiance;  bravado.  [Obs.] 
 
  Reform,  then,  without  bravery  or  scandal  of  former 
  times  and  persons.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Splendor;  magnificence;  showy  appearance;  ostentation; 
  fine  dress. 
 
  With  scarfs  and  fans  and  double  change  of  bravery. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Like  a  stately  ship  .  .  .  With  all  her  bravery  on 
  and  tackle  trim.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  A  showy  person;  a  fine  gentleman;  a  beau.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  man  that  is  the  bravery  of  his  age.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  Syn:  Courage;  heroism;  interpidity;  gallantry;  valor; 
  fearlessness;  dauntlessness;  hardihood;  manfulness.  See 
  {Courage},  and  {Heroism}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bravery 
  n  1:  a  quality  of  spirit  that  enables  you  to  face  danger  of  pain 
  without  showing  fear  [syn:  {courage},  {courageousness}] 
  [ant:  {cowardice}] 
  2:  feeling  no  fear  [syn:  {fearlessness}]  [ant:  {fear}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bravery 
  (Isa.  3:18),  an  old  English  word  meaning  comeliness  or  beauty. 
 




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