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brave - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'brave' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Brave [ n.]
- A brave person; one who is daring.
- Specifically, an Indian warrior.
- A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
- A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
2 . Brave [ superl.]
- Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
- Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.
- Making a fine show or display.
3 . Brave [ v. t.]
- To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
- To adorn; to make fine or showy.

Meaning of 'brave' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . brave [ n]
Meaning (1):
- people who are brave
Example in sentence:
  • the home of the free and the brave
2 . brave [ v]
Meaning (2):
- face and withstand with courage
Example in sentence:
  • She braved the elements
3 . brave [ a]
Meaning (3):
- possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
Example in sentence:
  • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain;
  • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring;
  • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory
4 . brave [ s]
Meaning (4):
- brightly colored and showy
Example in sentence:
  • a dress a bit too gay for her years;
  • birds with gay plumage;
  • brave banners flying;
  • girls decked out in brave new dresses;
  • `braw' is a Scottish word
Meaning (5):
- invulnerable to fear or intimidation
Example in sentence:
  • audacious explorers;
  • fearless reporters and photographers;
  • intrepid pioneers