Brave

Definition of Brave

a.1.
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.
Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.
- Bacon.
It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall.
- Pepys.
3.Making a fine show or display.
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 Greene.
Frog and lizard in holiday coats
And turtle brave in his golden spots.
- Emerson.
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.
Demetrius, thou dost overween in all;
And so in this, to bear me down with braves.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
[imp. & p. p. Braved ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Braving.]
These I can brave, but those I can not bear.
- Dryden.
2.To adorn; to make fine or showy.
Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced or braved.
- Shak.

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