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Definition of "brave" []

  • Possessing or displaying courage; valiant. (adjective)
  • Making a fine display; impressive or showy: "a coat of brave red lipstick on a mouth so wrinkled that it didn't even have a clear outline” ( Anne Tyler). (adjective)
  • Excellent; great: "The Romans were like brothers/In the brave days of old” ( Thomas Macaulay). (adjective)
  • A Native American warrior. (noun)
  • A courageous person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brave" in a sentence
  • "_Ce brave homme_ (I like the old sacristan's term of _brave homme_, as it is one of the few untranslateable French words) flew to the cathedral at the moment that a horde of brigands had entered it to commence the work of mutilation; and, seconded by nothing but his known character for resolution, and an athletic person, fairly intimidated and turned them out for the time."
  • "So strictly, it would seem, do the mass of mankind confine the term brave and good to those who are the benefactors of themselves."
  • "I mean, they're sort of - they're extreme examples of what I call brave parenting."