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Wordnet 3.0


1. having or showing valor;
- Example: "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"
- Example: "a valiant soldier"
[syn: valiant, valorous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Valiant \Val"iant\, a. [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail, Convalesce, Equivalent, Prevail, Valid.] [1913 Webster] 1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer. [Obs.] --Walton. [1913 Webster] 2. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave. [1913 Webster] A valiant and most expert gentleman. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles. --1 Sam. xviii. 17. [1913 Webster] 3. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. "Thou bearest the highest name for valiant acts." --Milton. [1913 Webster] [The saints] have made such valiant confessions. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] -- Val"iant*ly, adv. -- Val"iant*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

valiant adj 1: having or showing valor; "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier" [syn: valiant, valorous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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