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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Valor  \Val"or\,  n.  [OE.  valour,  OF  valor,  valur,  valour,  F. 
  valeur,  LL  valor,  fr  L.  valere  to  be  strong,  or  worth.  See 
  {Valiant}.]  [Written  also  {valour}.] 
  1.  Value;  worth.  [Obs.]  ``The  valor  of  a  penny.''  --Sir  T. 
  2.  Strength  of  mind  in  regard  to  danger;  that  quality  which 
  enables  a  man  to  encounter  danger  with  firmness;  personal 
  bravery;  courage;  prowess;  intrepidity. 
  For  contemplation  he  and  valor  formed.  --Milton. 
  When  valor  preys  on  reason,  It  eats  the  sword  it 
  fights  with  --Shak. 
  Fear  to  do  base,  unworthy  things  is  valor.  --B. 
  3.  A  brave  man;  a  man  of  valor.  [R.]  --Ld.  Lytton. 
  Syn:  Courage;  heroism;  bravery;  gallantry;  boldness; 
  fearlessness.  See  {Courage},  and  {Heroism}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  qualities  of  a  hero  or  heroine;  exceptional  or  heroic 
  courage  when  facing  danger  (especially  in  battle);  "he 
  showed  great  heroism  in  battle";  "he  received  a  medal  for 
  valor"  [syn:  {heroism},  {gallantry},  {valour},  {valorousness}, 
  {valourousness},  {valiance},  {valiancy}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  VALOR,  n.  A  soldierly  compound  of  vanity,  duty  and  the  gambler's 
  "Why  have  you  halted?"  roared  the  commander  of  a  division  and 
  Chickamauga,  who  had  ordered  a  charge;  "move  forward,  sir,  at  once." 
  "General,"  said  the  commander  of  the  delinquent  brigade,  "I  am 
  persuaded  that  any  further  display  of  valor  by  my  troops  will  bring 
  them  into  collision  with  the  enemy." 

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