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brave Explained

brave at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


brave at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1485, from M.Fr. "splendid, valiant," from It. bravo "brave, bold," orig. "wild, savage," possibly from M.L. bravus "cutthroat, villain," from L. pravus "crooked, depraved;" a less likely etymology being from L. barbarus (see barbarous). A Celtic origin (Ir. breagh, Cornish bray) has also been suggested. The noun application to N. American Indian warrior is from 1601. The verb "to face with bravery" is from 1776. Bravery is from 1548. Brave new world is from the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 satirical utopian novel; he lifted the phrase from Shakespeare ("Tempest," v.i.183). ///

brave at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S3 adj comparative braver superlative bravest // [Date: 1400-1500; Language: French; Origin: Old Italian and Old Spanish bravo 'brave, wild', from Latin barbarus; BARBAROUS]//
1 : a) dealing with danger, pain, or difficult situations with courage and confidence// courageous// --brave soldiers// --her brave fight against cancer// it is brave of sb (to do sth)// --It was brave of you to speak in front of all those people.// b) the brave [plural] brave people// --Today we remember the brave who died in the last war.//
2 very good: --Despite their captain's brave performance, Arsenal lost 2-1.// brave effort/attempt // --the brave efforts of the medical staff to save his life//
3 put on a brave face/front: to pretend that you are happy when you are really very upset//
4 brave new world: a situation or a way of doing something that is new and exciting and meant to improve people's lives// --the brave new world of digital television// -- bravely adv // --She smiled bravely.//
brave 2 v [T]
1 to deal with a difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant situation: --I decided to take the train to work rather than brave the traffic.// brave the elements/weather etc (=go out in bad weather) // --More than 100 people braved the elements and attended the rally.//
2 brave it out: to deal bravely with something that is frightening or difficult//
brave 3 n [C] a young fighting man from a Native American tribe//

brave at French => English Of Explained:

brave, gallant

brave at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

258 Moby Thesaurus words for "brave":
Achilles, Amazon, David, Hector, Roland, Samson, a man, abide,
abide with, advantageous, affront, air serviceman, audacious,
aweless, baffle, balk, banter, bear, bear with, beard,
bell the cat, beneficial, bid defiance, bide, bite the bullet,
blast, bold, bold-spirited, bravura, braw, brazen, brazen out,
breast, bright, bring before, bring forward, bring up, brook,
bulldog, call out, cannon fodder, challenge, chance, checkmate,
chichi, chivalric, chivalrous, chutzpanik, circumvent, colorful,
colory, confident, confound, confront, confront with, contravene,
counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, courageous,
court destruction, cross, dare, daring, dash, dashing, dauntless,
decorated hero, defeat, defiant, defy, defy danger, demigod,
demigoddess, destroy, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish,
disrupt, double-dare, doughty, dressy, elude, encounter, endure,
envisage, exhibitionistic, face, face out, face the music, face up,
face up to, face with, favorable, favoring, fearless,
fighting cock, fighting man, fine, flashing, flashy, flaunting,
flummox, foil, food for powder, forget the odds, frilly, front,
frothy, frustrate, gallant, gamble, game, gamecock, gay,
glittering, good soldier, grand, greathearted, gritty, gutsy,
halberdier, handsome, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, hardy,
hazard, helpful, hero, heroic, heroine, herolike, hoplite,
indomitable, intrepid, ironhearted, jaunty, jazzy, knightlike,
knightly, knock the chocks, lay before, legionary, lion,
lionhearted, lump, lump it, macho, man of courage, man-at-arms,
manful, manly, meet, meet boldly, meet head-on, meet squarely,
mettlesome, military man, navy man, noble, nonplus, outdare,
outface, paladin, perplex, persevere, pikeman, place before,
play with fire, plucky, present to, propitious, put it to,
put up with, rakish, resolute, rifle, rifleman, risk, ruin,
run the chance, run the gauntlet, run the risk, sabotage, scotch,
scream defiance, serviceman, set at defiance, set before,
show fight, showy, smart, snazzy, soldier, soldierlike, soldierly,
speak out, speak up, spearman, spectacular, spike, spirited,
splashy, splendid, splurgy, spoil, sporty, spunky, stalwart, stand,
stand for, stand up to, stare down, staunch, steadfast, stem,
stick, stonewall, stout, stouthearted, stump, suffer, support,
sustain, take a chance, take chances, take up with,
tempt Providence, the brave, thwart, tiger, tolerate, toward,
unafraid, unapprehensive, unblenching, undaunted, undismayed,
unfearful, unfearing, unflinching, unfrightened, unshrinking,
unswerving, unyielding, upset, useful, valiant, valiant knight,
valorous, venture, venturesome, vivid, warrior, warrioress

brave at French => English Of Explained:

splitternd [apʃplitrnt]

brave at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, verb, noun
adjective (braver, bravest)
1 (of a person) willing to do things which are difficult, dangerous or painful; not afraid
brave men and women * Be brave! * I wasn't brave enough to tell her what I thought of her.
2 (of an action) requiring or showing courage:
a brave decision * She died after a brave fight against cancer. * He felt homesick, but made a brave attempt to appear cheerful.
3 ~ new (sometimes ironic) new in an impressive way:
a vision of a brave new Britain
bravely adverb
bravery noun [U]:
an award for outstanding bravery * acts of skill and bravery
(a) brave new world a situation or society that changes in a way that is meant to improve people's lives but is often a source of extra problems:
the brave new world of technology
put on a brave face | put a brave face on sth to pretend that you feel confident and happy when you do not:
I had to put on a brave face and try to show him that I wasn't worried. * She put a brave face on her illness.
verb [VN] to have to deal with sth difficult or unpleasant in order to achieve sth:
He did not feel up to braving the journalists at the airport. * Over a thousand people braved the elements (= went outside in spite of the bad weather) to attend the march. * The firemen braved the flames to rescue the family.
1 (the brave) [pl.] people who are brave:
America-the land of the free and the home of the brave
2 [C] (old-fashioned) a Native American WARRIOR

Brave at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Brave \Brave\ (br[=a]v), a. [Compar. {Braver}; superl.
{Bravest}.] [F. brave, It. or Sp. bravo, (orig.) fierce,
wild, savage, prob. from. L. barbarus. See {Barbarous}, and
cf. {Bravo}.]
1. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to
{cowardly}; as, a brave man; a brave act.

2. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; --
especially such as in conspicuous. [Obs. or Archaic as
applied to material things.]

Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.

It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall.

3. Making a fine show or display. [Archaic]

Wear my dagger with the braver grace. --Shak.

For I have gold, and therefore will be brave. In
silks I'll rattle it of every color. --Robert

Frog and lizard in holiday coats And turtle brave in
his golden spots. --Emerson.

Syn: Courageous; gallant; daring; valiant; valorous; bold;
heroic; intrepid; fearless; dauntless; magnanimous;
high-spirited; stout-hearted. See {Gallant}.

Brave \Brave\, n.
1. A brave person; one who is daring.

The star-spangled banner, O,long may it wave O'er
the land of the free and the home of the brave. --F.
S. Key.

2. Specifically, an Indian warrior.

3. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.

Hot braves like thee may fight. --Dryden.

4. A challenge; a defiance; bravado. [Obs.]

Demetrius, thou dost overween in all; And so in
this, to bear me down with braves. --Shak.

Brave \Brave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braved} (br[=a]vd); p. pr. &
vb. n. {Braving}.]
1. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at
defiance; to defy; to dare.

These I can brave, but those I can not bear.

2. To adorn; to make fine or showy. [Obs.]

Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast
braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced
or braved. --Shak.

brave at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a North American Indian warrior
2: people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
[ant: {timid}]

v : face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements" [syn:
{weather}, {endure}, {brave out}]

adj 1: 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" [syn: {courageous}, {fearless}]
[ant: {cowardly}]
2: invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers";
"fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid
pioneers" [syn: {audacious}, {dauntless}, {fearless}, {intrepid},
3: 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" [syn: {braw}, {gay}]

brave at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » brave|lang=fr, borrowed from Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » bravo|lang=it, itself either from Inter: etyl » prv Inter: term » brau||show-off|lang=oc, from Inter: etyl » cel-gau Inter: recons » bragos|lang=cel-gau (compare Middle Irish Inter: term » breagha|lang=mga (modern Inter: term » breá|lang=ga) 'fine', Breton Inter: term » braga|lang=br 'to strut') or from Inter: etyl » la Inter: recons » bravus|lang=la, from a fusion of Inter: term » pravus|lang=la and Inter: term » barbarus|lang=la into a root Inter: recons » bravus|lang=la.


* Inter: enPR » brāv, Inter: IPA » /breɪv/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /breIv/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-brave.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪv


    Inter: en-adj » braver|bravest

  • Strong in the face of fear; courageous.
    1. 1897, Inter: w » Bram Stoker, Inter: w » Dracula Chapter 21
    2. : "Do not fret, dear. You must be brave and strong, and help me through the horrible task. If you only knew what an effort it is to me to tell of this fearful thing at all, you would understand how much I need your help.
    3. 1987, Michael Grumley, The Last Diary:
    4. : Inter: .. » . he has been so brave, giving it all a dignity.


      * courageous

  • doughty
  • resilient
  • stalwart
  • See also Category: Wikisaurus:brave -


    * cowardly
  • fearful
  • mean
  • weak


    Inter: rfc-tsort » unparsed language line: * trreq tt

  • Inter: trans-top » strong in the face of fear
    • Inter: trreq » af
    • Inter: trreq » sq
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|شجاع|tr=šujāʿ, Inter: t- » ar|جريء|tr=jarīʾ|sc=Arab
    • Inter: trreq » an
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|քաջ|tr=k’aǰ
    • Inter: trreq » rup
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|bravu, Inter: t- » ast|valiente
    • Inter: trreq » ba
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|храбры|tr=xrábry|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » be|адважны|tr=advážny|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » be|смелы|tr=smély|sc=Cyrl
    • Inter: trreq » bn
    • Inter: trreq » br
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|храбър|tr=hrábǎr, Inter: t+ » bg|смел|tr=smel
    • Inter: trreq » my
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|valent, Inter: t- » ca|coratjós
    • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ|tr=tsulitsvyasdi|sc=Cher
    • Chinese:
    • : Gan: Inter: tø » gan|有量|tr=îu liòng|sc=Hans, Inter: tø » gan|勇敢|tr=iûng-gôn|sc=Hans, Inter: tø » gan|猛|tr=mûng|sc=Hans, Inter: tø » gan|敢|tr=gôn|sc=Hans, Inter: tø » gan|俹|tr=ngâ|sc=Hans
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|勇敢|tr=yǒnggǎn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|odvážný|m, Inter: t- » cs|statečný|m
    • Inter: trreq » da
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|moedig
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|brava
    • Inter: trreq » et
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|djarvur|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rohkea, Inter: t- » fi|urhea, Inter: t- » fi|reipas
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|courageux
    • Inter: trreq » fur
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|bravo, Inter: t- » gl|valente
    • Inter: trreq » ka
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|tapfer, Inter: t+ » de|mutig
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γενναίος|tr=gennaíos
    • Inter: trreq » gu
    • Inter: trreq » ha
    • Inter: trreq » haw
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אמיץ|m|tr=amytz, Inter: t- » he|אמיצה|f|tr=amitza
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|बहादुर|tr=bahādur|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|bátor
    • Inter: trreq » is
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|brava
    • Inter: trreq » ig
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|berani
    • Inter: trreq » ia
    • Inter: trreq » ie
    • Inter: trreq » ga
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|coraggioso|m, Inter: t+ » it|ardito|m, Inter: t+ » it|baldo|m, Inter: t+ » it|audace|m, Inter: t- » it|valoroso|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|勇敢|alt=勇敢な|tr=yūkan-na, Inter: t+ » ja|勇気|alt=勇気ある|tr=yūki aruInter: qualifier » used as adnominal only, Inter: t+ » ja|勇猛|alt=勇猛な|tr=yūmō-na
    • Inter: trreq » kn
    • Inter: trreq » kk
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ក្លាហាន|tr=klaa haan|sc=Khmr
    • Inter: trreq » rw
    • Inter: trreq » rn
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|용감하다|tr=yonggam-han|alt=용감한|sc=Kore

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|ئازا, Inter: t+ » ku|قاره‌مان
  • Inter: trreq » ky
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|drosmīgs, Inter: t+ » lv|drošs
  • Inter: trreq » lt
  • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|daper, Inter: t- » lb|couragéiert
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|храбар|tr=hrábar|sc=Cyrl
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|berani
  • Inter: trreq » ml
  • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|hautoa, Inter: t- » mi|māia, Inter: t+ » mi|toa
  • Inter: trreq » mr
  • Inter: trreq » mwl
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|modig
  • Inter: trreq » nov
  • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|coratjós, Inter: t- » oc|valent
  • Inter: trreq » or
  • Inter: trreq » ps
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|شجاع|tr=šojâ'|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|odważny|m, Inter: t+ » pl|chrobry
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bravo, Inter: t+ » pt|valente
  • Inter: trreq » pa
  • Inter: trreq » raj
  • Inter: trreq » ro
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|храбрый|tr=xrábryj, Inter: t+ » ru|смелый|tr=smélyj, Inter: t+ » ru|отважный|tr=otvážnyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|misneachail
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|храбар
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|hrabar
  • Sicilian: Inter: t+ » scn|curaggiusu
  • Inter: trreq » sd
  • Inter: trreq » si
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|odvážny, Inter: t- » sk|statočný
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|pogumen|m, Inter: t- » sl|hraber|m
  • Inter: trreq » so
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|valiente
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|modig
  • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|matapang
  • Inter: trreq » ta
  • {{trreq|tt}
  • Inter: trreq » te
  • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|กล้าหาญ|tr=glâa hăan|sc=Thai, Inter: t+ » th|กล้า|tr=glâa|sc=Thai
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|хоробрий|tr=xoróbryj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » uk|відважний|tr=vidvážnyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|بهادر|tr=bahādur
  • Inter: trreq » ug
  • Inter: trreq » uz
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|dũng cảm
  • : Chu Nom: Inter: t+ » vi|勇敢|tr=dũng cảm
  • Inter: trreq » vo
  • Inter: trreq » wa
  • Inter: trreq » cy
  • Inter: trreq » yi
  • Inter: trreq » zu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A Native American warrior.


    Inter: trans-top » native American warrior
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|intiaanisoturi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: l » ru|индейский Inter: l » ru|воин (indéjskij vóin){{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » braves|braving|braved
  • Inter: transitiv » e To encounter with courage and fortitude, to defy.
    1. Inter: rfdat » e, Inter: w » John Dryden
    2. : These I can brave, but those I can not bear.
    3. 1773, A Farmer, Rivingtons New-York Gazetteer'', Number 53, December 2
    4. : but they Parliament never will be braved into it.
    5. : After braving tricks on the high-dive, he braved a jump off the first diving platform.
    6. Inter: transitive » obsolete To adorn; to make fine or showy.
    7. Inter: rfdat » e, Shakespeare
    8. : Thou tailor whom Grunio was browbeating hast braved meny men; brave not me; Ill neither be faced or braved.''


      Inter: checktrans-to » p

  • Bulgarian: излизам насреща на, Inter: t+ » bg|предизвиквам|tr=predizvikvam

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kohdata rohkeasti

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * bravely
  • bravery
  • bravure

  • French


    Probably borrowed from Inter: etyl » it|fr Inter: term » bravo|lang=it, itself from a Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: recons » bravus|lang=la, a fusion of Inter: term » pravus|prāvus|lang=la and Inter: term » barbarus|lang=la. Cf. Spanish, Portuguese Inter: term » bravo|lang=es.


    * Inter: audio » Fr-brave.ogg|audio


    Inter: fr-adj-m » f
  • brave
    1. honest


      * courageux

  • bon
  • honnête
  • preux


    Inter: fr-noun » m

  • hero

    Related terms

    * bravache
    • bravade
    • bravement
    • braver
    • bravoure


      * baver



    Inter: head » de|adjective form
  • Inter: inflected form of » brav|lang=de

  • Italian


    Inter: head » it|adjective form Inter: f » p
  • Inter: feminine plural of » bravo|lang=it

  • Jèrriais


    From Inter: etyl » LL.|roa-jer Inter: recons » bravus|lang=la.


    Inter: roa-jer-adj-m » f
  • brave

  • Translation: ar » brave
    Translation: br » brave
    Translation: cy » brave
    Translation: de » brave
    Translation: et » brave
    Translation: el » brave
    Translation: es » brave
    Translation: eo » brave
    Translation: eu » brave
    Translation: fa » brave
    Translation: fr » brave
    Translation: gl » brave
    Translation: ko » brave
    Translation: hy » brave
    Translation: hr » brave
    Translation: io » brave
    Translation: id » brave
    Translation: it » brave
    Translation: kn » brave
    Translation: kk » brave
    Translation: ku » brave
    Translation: lt » brave
    Translation: li » brave
    Translation: hu » brave
    Translation: mg » brave
    Translation: ml » brave
    Translation: my » brave
    Translation: fj » brave
    Translation: nl » brave
    Translation: pl » brave
    Translation: pt » brave
    Translation: ru » brave
    Translation: sm » brave
    Category: simple:brave -
    Translation: fi » brave
    Translation: sv » brave
    Translation: tl » brave
    Translation: ta » brave
    Translation: te » brave
    Translation: th » brave
    Translation: tr » brave
    Translation: vi » brave
    Translation: zh » brave

    bravé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » brave



    Inter: fr-past participle » sort=brave
  • Inter: past participle of » braver|lang=fr|sort=brave

  • Anagrams

    * baver
    Translation: fr » bravé