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Definitions of brave

  1. invulnerable to fear or intimidation; " audacious explorers"; " fearless reporters and photographers"; " intrepid pioneers"
  2. people who are brave; " the home of the free and the brave"
  3. a North American Indian warrior
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. Making a fine show or display.
  7. A brave person; one who is daring.
  8. Specifically, an Indian warrior.
  9. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
  10. A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
  11. To adorn; to make fine or showy.
  12. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; - opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
  13. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; - especially such as in conspicuous.
  14. Bold; courageous; fearless; making a fine show; as, brace attire.
  15. An Indian warrior.
  16. To meet with courage; as, a soldier must brave dangers; to challenge.
  17. Bravely.
  18. Daring, courageous: noble.
  19. To meet boldly: to defy.
  20. A bully: an Indian warrior.
  21. Courageous; fine; noble.
  22. To meet with courage; defy; dare; challenge.
  23. Having or showing courage; intrepid; courageous.
  24. Elegant; showy; splendid.
  25. A man of courage; a soldier; a North- American Indian warrior; a bravo.
  26. Courageous; fearless; gallant; of noble mien; showy; excellent.
  27. A hector; a man daring beyond discretion; an Indian warrior.
  28. To defy; to encounter with courage and fortitude.
  29. Bold; daring; courageous; gallant.
  30. A man daring beyond discretion; an Indian warrior.
  31. To defy; to challenge; to encounter with courage.
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Usage examples for brave

  1. He has been as brave to- night as the Dimmerlys were a thousand years ago." – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  2. Inside he heard the noise of a man's voice, which sounded to him very tremendous and important, the voice of a brave soldier. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  3. I never did a really brave thing in my life! – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  4. Poor, brave little woman! – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  5. " And I shall grow straight and strong and brave! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  6. Ah, is it not beautiful to be brave? – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  7. Oh, why will not you brave people do the brave things? – The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw
  8. " He was at least brave. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  9. He is going to sign it and we must be brave. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  10. I knew you were brave and true! – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  11. Beside him, quiet and brave, sat the little girl. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  12. But she put a brave face upon the matter, saying only, " I will believe in that fine husband of yours when I see him!" – The Blue Moon by Laurence Housman
  13. That was very brave of you, my lad. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  14. White Otter is very brave. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  15. Jane's heart was not feeling very brave. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. I'll begin to try to be a brave man. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  17. I know you want me to be brave. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  18. Stop, stop, brave Prince! – An Essay on Criticism by John Oldmixon
  19. I do not know who you are either- and you have been so brave! – The Finding of Haldgren by Charles Willard Diffin
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