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brave

 (brāv)
adj. brav·er, brav·est
1. Possessing or displaying courage.
2. Making a fine display; impressive or showy: "a coat of brave red lipstick on a mouth so wrinkled that it didn't even have a clear outline" (Anne Tyler).
3. Excellent; great: "The Romans were like brothers / In the brave days of old" (Thomas Macaulay).
n.
1. A Native American warrior.
2. (used with a pl. verb) People who exhibit bravery or courage considered as a group: "O'er the land of the free / And the home of the brave" (Francis Scott Key).
3. Archaic A bully.
v. braved, brav·ing, braves
v.tr.
1. To endure or face courageously: "He remained in his tent on inclement mornings while others in the party braved the rain ... looking for birds" (Bert O. States). "Together they would brave Satan and all his legions" (Emily Brontë).
2. Obsolete To make showy or splendid.
v.intr. Archaic
To make a courageous show or put up a stalwart front.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Italian or Old Spanish bravo, wild, brave, excellent, probably from Vulgar Latin *brabus, from Latin barbarus; see barbarous.]

brave′ly adv.
brave′ness n.
Synonyms: brave, courageous, fearless, intrepid, bold, audacious, valiant, valorous, mettlesome, plucky, dauntless, undaunted
These adjectives mean having or showing courage under difficult or dangerous conditions. Brave, the least specific, is frequently associated with an innate quality: "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver" (Herman Melville).
Courageous implies an inner strength that draws on principle or purpose as well as character: "The millions of refugees who have resettled here ... are courageous ... people who stood for something" (Robert E. Pierre and Paul Farhi).
Fearless emphasizes absence of fear and a willingness or even eagerness to take risks: "world-class [boating] races for fearless loners willing to face the distinct possibility of being run down, dismasted, capsized, attacked by whales" (Jo Ann Morse Ridley).
Intrepid suggests a fearlessness tempered by steadfast determination: "The great snowpeaks of the Himalayas isolated their communities from all but the most intrepid outsiders" (Mark Abley).
Bold stresses readiness to meet danger or difficulty and often a tendency to seek it out: "If we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at the hazard of their lives ... then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by" (Theodore Roosevelt).
Audacious implies daring, brazen, or extravagant boldness: "the audacious belief that many answers to questions of cosmic origin and evolution may be within their grasp" (John Noble Wilford).
Valiant and valorous suggest heroic bravery in service of a noble cause: "the valiant English who had defended their land for a thousand years" (Willie Morris). "The other hostages [will] never forget her calm, confident, valorous work" (William W. Bradley).
Mettlesome stresses spirit and love of challenge: "her horse, whose mettlesome spirit required a better rider" (Henry Fielding).
Plucky emphasizes spirit and heart in the face of unfavorable odds: "He couldn't abide the typical children's-book scenario of a plucky hero or heroine triumphing over adversity" (Christine M. Heppermann).
Dauntless and undaunted imply unflagging courage and a refusal to be dismayed: "So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war, / There never was knight like the young Lochinvar" (Sir Walter Scott). "Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey.... We must be united, we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible" (Winston S. Churchill). See Also Synonyms at adventurous, defy.

brave

(breɪv)
adj
1.
a. having or displaying courage, resolution, or daring; not cowardly or timid
b. (as collective noun preceded by the): the brave.
2. fine; splendid: a brave sight; a brave attempt.
3. archaic excellent or admirable
n
4. (Peoples) a warrior of a Native American tribe
5. an obsolete word for bully1
vb (tr)
6. to dare or defy: to brave the odds.
7. to confront with resolution or courage: to brave the storm.
8. obsolete to make splendid, esp in dress
[C15: from French, from Italian bravo courageous, wild, perhaps ultimately from Latin barbarus barbarous]
ˈbravely adv
ˈbraveness n
ˈbravery n

brave

(breɪv)

adj. brav•er, brav•est, adj.
1. possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.
2. making a fine appearance.
3. Archaic. excellent; fine; admirable.
n.
4. a brave person.
5. a warrior, esp. among North American Indians.
6. Obs.
a. a bully.
b. a boast or challenge.
v.t.
7. to meet or face courageously: to brave dangers.
8. to defy; dare.
9. Obs. to make splendid.
v.i.
10. Obs. to boast; brag.
[1475–85; < Middle French < Sp bravo (>Italian) < Vulgar Latin *brabus for Latin barbarus barbarous]
brave′ly, adv.
brave′ness, n.
syn: brave, courageous, valiant, fearless refer to facing danger or difficulties with moral strength and endurance. brave is a general term that suggests fortitude, daring, and resolve: a brave pioneer. courageous implies a higher or nobler kind of bravery, esp. as resulting from an inborn quality of mind or spirit: courageous leaders. valiant implies an inner strength manifested by brave deeds, often in battle: a valiant knight. fearless implies unflinching spirit and coolness in the face of danger: a fearless firefighter.

brave


Past participle: braved
Gerund: braving

Imperative
brave
brave
Present
I brave
you brave
he/she/it braves
we brave
you brave
they brave
Preterite
I braved
you braved
he/she/it braved
we braved
you braved
they braved
Present Continuous
I am braving
you are braving
he/she/it is braving
we are braving
you are braving
they are braving
Present Perfect
I have braved
you have braved
he/she/it has braved
we have braved
you have braved
they have braved
Past Continuous
I was braving
you were braving
he/she/it was braving
we were braving
you were braving
they were braving
Past Perfect
I had braved
you had braved
he/she/it had braved
we had braved
you had braved
they had braved
Future
I will brave
you will brave
he/she/it will brave
we will brave
you will brave
they will brave
Future Perfect
I will have braved
you will have braved
he/she/it will have braved
we will have braved
you will have braved
they will have braved
Future Continuous
I will be braving
you will be braving
he/she/it will be braving
we will be braving
you will be braving
they will be braving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been braving
you have been braving
he/she/it has been braving
we have been braving
you have been braving
they have been braving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been braving
you will have been braving
he/she/it will have been braving
we will have been braving
you will have been braving
they will have been braving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been braving
you had been braving
he/she/it had been braving
we had been braving
you had been braving
they had been braving
Conditional
I would brave
you would brave
he/she/it would brave
we would brave
you would brave
they would brave
Past Conditional
I would have braved
you would have braved
he/she/it would have braved
we would have braved
you would have braved
they would have braved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brave - a North American Indian warriorbrave - a North American Indian warrior  
warrior - someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
2.brave - people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
cautious, timid - people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
Verb1.brave - face and withstand with couragebrave - face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements"
defy, withstand, hold up, hold - resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
Adj.1.brave - possessing or displaying couragebrave - 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"
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
fearless, unafraid - oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
2.brave - invulnerable to fear or intimidationbrave - invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
3.brave - 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"
colourful, colorful - striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"

brave

adjective
1. courageous, daring, bold, heroic, adventurous, gritty, fearless, resolute, gallant, gutsy (slang), audacious, intrepid, valiant, plucky, undaunted, unafraid, unflinching, dauntless, ballsy (taboo slang), lion-hearted, valorous brave people who dare to challenge the tyrannical regimes
courageous afraid, frightened, scared, shrinking, fearful, cowardly, craven, timid, faint-hearted, chickenshit (U.S. slang)
verb
1. confront, face, suffer, challenge, bear, tackle, dare, endure, defy, withstand, stand up to She had to brave his anger and confess.
confront give in to, surrender to, retreat from
Quotations
"None but the brave deserves the fair" [John Dryden Alexander's Feast]
"Fortune assists the bold" [Virgil Aeneid]

brave

adjectivenoun
Archaic. One who is habitually cruel to smaller or weaker people:
verb
To confront boldly and courageously:
Idioms: fly in the face of, snap one's fingers at, stand up to, thumb one's nose at.
Translations
شجاعشُجاعمحارب من الهنود الحمريتحدّى، يقاوم بشجاعه
odvážnýstatečnýčelitindiánský válečník
tappertrodseindianerkrigermodig
brava
rohkeaurhea
hrabar
bátor
hugrakkurmæta, horfast í augu viîstríîsmaîur
勇敢な
용감한
drąsiai pasitiktiindėnų karys
drosmīgi stāties pretīdrosmīgsdrošsdrošsirdīgsindiāņu karavīrs
indiánsky bojovník
pogumen
modig
กล้าหาญ
cesaretle karşı koymakcesurgöğüs germekmaceraperestmuharip
can đảm

brave

[breɪv]
A. ADJ (braver (compar) (bravest (superl)))
1. (= courageous) [person, deed] → valiente, valeroso
be brave!¡sé valiente!
that was very brave of youhas demostrado mucho valor al hacer eso
she went in with a brave smileentró sonriendo valientemente
try to put on a brave smileintenta sonreír aunque te cueste
to make a brave attempt to do sthintentar valientemente hacer algo
as brave as a lionmás fiero que un león
see also face
2. (liter) (= splendid) → magnífico (liter)
a Brave New Worldun mundo feliz
B. N
1. the bravelos valientes
the bravest of the bravelos más valientes entre los valientes
2. (= Indian) → guerrero m
C. VT [+ weather] → afrontar, hacer frente a; [+ death] → desafiar
to brave the storm (fig) → capear el temporal
to brave sb's angerafrontar or hacer frente a la ira de algn
brave out VT + ADV to brave it outafrontar la situación

brave

[ˈbreɪv]
adjcourageux/euse
to put on a brave face → faire bonne contenance
to put a brave face on sth → donner un aspect positif à qch
n (= Native American) → guerrier m indien
vt [+ weather] → braver, affronter

brave

adj
(+er) person, actmutig, unerschrocken (geh); (= showing courage, suffering pain)tapfer; attackmutig; smiletapfer; be brave!nur Mut!; (more seriously) → sei tapfer!
(obs, liter, = fine) → schmuck (dated), → ansehnlich; brave new worldschöne neue Welt
n (= American Indian warrior)Krieger m
vtdie Stirn bieten (+dat); weather, elementstrotzen (+dat); deathtapfer ins Auge sehen (+dat)

brave

[breɪv]
1. adjcoraggioso/a
be brave → coraggio!, sii forte!
2. n (Native American) → guerriero m pellerossa inv
3. vt (weather, danger) → sfidare
to brave it out → affrontare la situazione

brave

(breiv) adjective
without fear of danger, pain etc. a brave soldier; a brave deed; You're very brave; It was brave of him to fight such an enemy.
verb
to meet or face boldly. They braved the cold weather.
noun
a Red Indian warrior.
ˈbravely adverb
He met his death bravely.
ˈbravery noun

brave

شُجاع odvážný tapper tapfer γενναίος valiente urhea courageux hrabar coraggioso 勇敢な 용감한 moedig modig odważny valente мужественный modig กล้าหาญ maceraperest can đảm 勇敢的

brave

adj valiente; Be brave!..¡Sé valiente!
References in classic literature ?
He was a fine man, my dear, but what is better, he was a brave and an honest one, and I was proud to be his friend.
Strange as it may seem, the giant, though afraid of nothing human and brave when it came to a hand-to-claw argument with a wild animal, had a very great fear of the water and the unseen life within it.
I never know you was so brave, Jim,' she went on comfortingly.
It is one of their customs to write in books what they have done and seen, instead of telling them in their villages, where the lie can be given to the face of a cowardly boaster, and the brave soldier can call on his comrades to witness for the truth of his words.
Ashton, with twenty-five men, pursued, and overtook the savages, and a smart fight ensued, which lasted two hours; but they being superior in number, obliged Captain Ashton's party to retreat, with the loss of eight killed, and four mortally wounded; their brave commander himself being numbered among the dead.
But they were all alike, brave, unselfish, humorous--and often ridiculous.
The brave soldier had already numbered, nearly or quite, his three-score years and ten, and was pursuing the remainder of his earthly march, burdened with infirmities which even the martial music of his own spirit-stirring recollections could do little towards lightening.
In spite of this timidity-- which the child herself, in the oddest way in the world, had been perfectly frank and brave about, allowing it, without a sign of uncomfortable consciousness, with the deep, sweet serenity indeed of one of Raphael's holy infants, to be discussed, to be imputed to her, and to determine us-- I feel quite sure she would presently like me.
Yes; all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the
The next, a loud splash announced that my brave Queequeg had dived to the rescue.
I saw many brave men cut down, many fall mortally wounded from their saddles.
Because you're brave enough to tar and feather poor friendless cast-out women that come along here, did that make you think you had grit enough to lay your hands on a MAN?