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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a North American Indian warrior;

2. people who are brave;
- Example: "the home of the free and the brave"


VERB (1)

1. face and withstand with courage;
- Example: "She braved the elements"
[syn: weather, endure, brave, brave out]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching;
- Example: "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
- Example: "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
- Example: "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
[syn: brave, courageous]

2. invulnerable to fear or intimidation;
- Example: "audacious explorers"
- Example: "fearless reporters and photographers"
- Example: "intrepid pioneers"
[syn: audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing]

3. brightly colored and showy;
- Example: "girls decked out in brave new dresses"
- Example: "brave banners flying"
- Example: "`braw' is a Scottish word"
- Example: "a dress a bit too gay for her years"
- Example: "birds with gay plumage"
[syn: brave, braw, gay]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brave \Brave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Braved; p. pr. & vb. n. Braving.] 1. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare. [1913 Webster] These I can brave, but those I can not bear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To adorn; to make fine or showy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced or braved. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brave \Brave\, n. 1. A brave person; one who is daring. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, an Indian warrior. [1913 Webster] 3. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully. [1913 Webster] Hot braves like thee may fight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. A challenge; a defiance; bravado. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Demetrius, thou dost overween in all; And so in this, to bear me down with braves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brave \Brave\, a. [Compar. Braver; superl. Bravest.] [F. brave, It. or Sp. bravo, (orig.) fierce, wild, savage, prob. from. L. barbarus. See Barbarous, and cf. Bravo.] [1913 Webster] 1. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act. [1913 Webster] 2. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous. [Obs. or Archaic as applied to material things.] [1913 Webster] Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall. --Pepys. [1913 Webster] 3. Making a fine show or display. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Wear my dagger with the braver grace. --Shak. [1913 Webster] For I have gold, and therefore will be brave. In silks I'll rattle it of every color. --Robert Greene. [1913 Webster] Frog and lizard in holiday coats And turtle brave in his golden spots. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] Syn: Courageous; gallant; daring; valiant; valorous; bold; heroic; intrepid; fearless; dauntless; magnanimous; high-spirited; stout-hearted. See Gallant. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

brave adj 1: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory" [syn: brave, courageous] [ant: cowardly, fearful] 2: invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers" [syn: audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing] 3: brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage" [syn: brave, braw, gay] n 1: a North American Indian warrior 2: people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave" [ant: cautious, timid] v 1: face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements" [syn: weather, endure, brave, brave out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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