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  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}. 




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