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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Valiant  \Val"iant\,  a.  [OE.  valiant,  F.  vaillant,  OF  vaillant, 
  valant,  originally  p.  pr  of  OF  &  F.  valoir  to  be  worth,  L. 
  valere  to  be  strong.  See  {Wield},  and  cf  {Avail}, 
  {Convalesce},  {Equivalent},  {Prevail},  {Valid}.] 
  1.  Vigorous  in  body;  strong;  powerful;  as  a  valiant  fencer. 
  [Obs.]  --Walton. 
  2.  Intrepid  in  danger;  courageous;  brave. 
  A  valiant  and  most  expert  gentleman.  --Shak. 
  And  Saul  said  to  David  .  .  .  be  thou  valiant  for  me 
  and  fight  the  Lord's  battles.  --1  Sam. 
  xviii.  17. 
  3.  Performed  with  valor  or  bravery;  heroic.  ``Thou  bearest 
  the  highest  name  for  valiant  acts.''  --Milton. 
  [The  saints]  have  made  such  valiant  confessions. 
  --J.  H. 
  --  {Val"iant*ly},  adv  --  {Val"iant*ness},  {n}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  or  showing  valor;  "a  valiant  attempt  to  prevent  the 
  hijack";  "a  valiant  soldier"  [syn:  {valorous}] 

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