brave´ly

brave «brayv», adjective, brav|er, brav|est, noun, verb, braved, brav|ing.
–adj.
1. without fear; having courage; showing courage: »

brave knights. Bravest of all in Fredericktown (John Greenleaf Whittier).

2. making a fine appearance; showy: »

The town fair had a brave display of flags for the Fourth of July.

SYNONYM(S): splendid.
3. Archaic. fine; excellent: »

brave new world (Shakespeare).

SYNONYM(S): worthy, admirable.
–n.
1. a brave person or persons: »

The United States has been called “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” None but the brave deserves the fair (John Dryden).

2. a North American Indian warrior.
3. Archaic. a bully; tough.
4. Archaic. a boast; bravado; defiance: »

A whole life's braves should somehow be made good (Robert Browning).

–v.t.
1. to meet without fear: »

The Pilgrim Fathers braved the perils of the sea and the dangers and hardships of a new life in a new land for the sake of freedom.

2. to dare; defy: »

He braved the king's anger.

SYNONYM(S): challenge.
3. Obsolete. to make splendid.
–v.i.
Obsolete. to boast; vaunt. SYNONYM(S): swagger.
[< Middle French brave < Italian bravo bold, and < Spanish bravo wild < Vulgar Latin brabus < Latin barbarus; see etym. under barbarous (Cf.barbarous)]
brave´ly, adverb.
brave´ness, noun.
Synonym Study adjective. 1 Brave, courageous mean showing no fear. Brave suggests daring, being able to face danger, trouble, or fear boldly and with determination: »

The brave girl went into the burning house to save a baby.

Courageous suggests being fearless in facing danger, having a strength and firmness of character that makes one able to endure, physically or otherwise, any trial with fortitude and resolution: »

The courageous pioneers were not daunted by the perils of the westward journey. The courageous attorney prosecuted the grafters, although his career was threatened.


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