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brav·er·y

 (brā′və-rē, brāv′rē)
n. pl. brav·er·ies
1. The condition or quality of being brave; courage.
2. Splendor or magnificence; show.

brav•er•y

(ˈbreɪ və ri, ˈbreɪv ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. brave spirit or conduct; courage; valor.
2. showiness; splendor; magnificence.
3. fine or showy dress.
[1540–50; probably < Italian braveria, derivative of brav(are) to brave]

Bravery

 

as bold as Beauchamp Brave, courageous, daring. Some say this now little-heard phrase derives from the celebrated feat of Thomas Beauchamp, who in 1346 defeated 100 Normans with one squire and six archers. Almost 300 years later a play entitled The Three Bold Beauchamps was written, which is cited as another possible source for as bold as Beauchamp or bold Beauchamp.

derring-do Daring deeds, brave feats, acts of heroism. The term owes its existence to a series of repeated printing and copying errors which converted the original verb phrase daring to do to the now common noun derring-do.

Dutch courage A false sense of courage or bravery induced by alcohol; potvalor or pot-valiancy. This colloquial expression, in use since at least 1826, is an allusion to the heavy drinking for which the Dutch people were known. The term appeared in Herbert Spencer’s The Study of Sociology (1873):

A dose of brandy, by stimulating the circulation, produces “Dutch courage.”

fear no colors To be audacious; to be unflinching in the face of hostility or danger. In this expression, colors carries its early military meaning of ‘flag.’ In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Malvolio ascribes this military origin to the: phrase. The term was more figuratively used by Jonathan Swift in Tale of a Tub (1704):

He was a person that feared no colours, but mortally hated all.

geneva courage Courage produced by alcohol intoxication; foolhardy boasting triggered by drunkenness. The geneva of this expression has no connection with the Swiss city, but refers rather to a Dutch gin called Hollands or geneva. Geneva courage is thus virtually synonymous with Dutch courage or potvalor.

heart of oak A valiant, stalwart spirit; a man of great courage and endurance; a man of superior quality. The heart or core of a tree is literally ‘the solid central part without sap or albumen.’ The expression has been in figurative use since at least 1609.

Heart of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men. (New Song in Universal Magazine, March, 1760)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bravery - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fearbravery - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
spirit - a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
mettle, nerve, spunk, heart - the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
gallantry, heroism, valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness, valour - 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"
dauntlessness, intrepidity - resolute courageousness
Dutch courage - courage resulting from intoxication
stoutheartedness - the trait of having a courageous spirit
fearlessness - the trait of feeling no fear
fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
2.bravery - feeling no fear
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
security - freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"

bravery

noun courage, nerve, daring, pluck, balls (taboo slang), spirit, bottle (Brit. slang), guts (informal), grit, fortitude, heroism, mettle, boldness, bravura, gallantry, valour, spunk (informal), hardiness, fearlessness, intrepidity, indomitability, hardihood, ballsiness (taboo slang), dauntlessness, doughtiness, pluckiness, lion-heartedness He deserves the highest praise for his bravery.
fright, cowardice, timidity, fearfulness, faint-heartedness
Quotations
"They are surely to be esteemed the bravest spirits who, having the clearest sense of both the pains and pleasures of life, do not on that account shrink from danger" [Thucydides The Peloponnesian War]

bravery

noun
Translations
شَجاعَةشجاعه
odvahastatečnost
tapperhedmod
rohkeusurheus
hrabrost
hugrekki, dirfska
勇敢
용기
pogum
mod
ความกล้าหาญ
cesaretkahramanlıkyiğitlikyüreklilik
sự can đảm

bravery

[ˈbreɪvərɪ] Nvalentía f, valor m

bravery

[ˈbreɪvəri] n (= courage) → courage m; [soldier] → bravoure f

bravery

[ˈbreɪvrɪ] ncoraggio

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

bravery

شَجاعَة odvaha tapperhed Tapferkeit γενναιότητα valor urheus bravoure hrabrost coraggio 勇敢 용기 moed mot dzielność valentia бесстрашие mod ความกล้าหาญ cesaret sự can đảm 勇敢
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He smiled at me heroically, and the touching little bravery of it was enhanced by his actually flushing with pain.
And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.
He waxes brave, but nevertheless obeys; most careful bravery that
When we rode away, our main body had already been on the road an hour or two - I speak of our camp equipage; but we didn't move off alone: when Cathy blew the "advance" the Rangers cantered out in column of fours, and gave us escort, and were joined by White Cloud and Thunder -Bird in all their gaudy bravery, and by Buffalo Bill and four subordinate scouts.
The latter remark was spoken with the direct intention of being overheard, for Minnie had spasms of bravery, when well surrounded by the machinery of law and order.
Flashing weapons, blazing torches, smoking waggonloads of wet straw, hard work at neighbouring barricades in all directions, shrieks, volleys, execrations, bravery without stint, boom smash and rattle, and the furious sounding of the living sea; but, still the deep ditch, and the single drawbridge, and the massive stone walls, and the eight great towers, and still Defarge of the wine-shop at his gun, grown doubly hot by the service of Four fierce hours.
Then, they were all formally doomed, and some of them were supported out, and some of them sauntered out with a haggard look of bravery, and a few nodded to the gallery, and two or three shook hands, and others went out chewing the fragments of herb they had taken from the sweet herbs lying about.
His bravery has my thanks,'' returned the lady; ``although it be the will of Heaven that it should be displayed in vain.
When a driver boasts of his skill and bravery the other drivers say, "And when didst thou see the elephants dance?
Animated with these succours, he marched out of his trenches to enter those of the Portuguese, who received him with the utmost bravery, destroyed prodigious numbers of his men, and made many sallies with great vigour, but losing every day some of their small troops, and most of their officers being killed, it was easy to surround and force them.
They carried me to Constantinople, where the Grand Turk, Selim, made my master general at sea for having done his duty in the battle and carried off as evidence of his bravery the standard of the Order of Malta.
Spurred on by the thoughts of his own coming bravery, he left the town and proceeded toward Barnesdale.