Bravery

Definition of Bravery

Brav´er`y
n.1.The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.
Remember, sir, my liege, . . .
The natural bravery of your isle.
- Shak.
2.The act of braving; defiance; bravado.
Reform, then, without bravery or scandal of former times and persons.
- Bacon.
3.Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance; ostentation; fine dress.
With scarfs and fans and double change of bravery.
- Shak.
Like a stately ship . . .
With all her bravery on, and tackle trim.
- Milton.
4.A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau.
A man that is the bravery of his age.
- Beau. & Fl.

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