Definitions of brave

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

Usage examples for brave

  1. I'll begin to try to be a brave man. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. He has been as brave to- night as the Dimmerlys were a thousand years ago." – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  3. Oh, why will not you brave people do the brave things? – The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw
  4. 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
  5. " And I shall grow straight and strong and brave – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  6. I knew you were brave and true! – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  7. 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
  8. It is more than I thought to do since our own went down with all her brave boys, barrin' ourselves." – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. Ah, is it not beautiful to be brave – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  10. That was very brave of you, my lad. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  11. Stop, stop, brave Prince! – An Essay on Criticism by John Oldmixon
  12. White Otter is very brave – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  13. I never did a really brave thing in my life! – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  14. Poor, brave little woman! – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  15. Beside him, quiet and brave sat the little girl. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  16. I know you want me to be brave – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  17. He is going to sign it and we must be brave – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  18. " He was at least brave – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  19. Jane's heart was not feeling very brave – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. I do not know who you are either- and you have been so brave – The Finding of Haldgren by Charles Willard Diffin