Search Result for "valor":
1. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle);
- Example: "he showed great heroism in battle"
- Example: "he received a medal for valor"
[syn: heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Valor \Val"or\, n. [OE. valour, OF. valor, valur, valour, F. valeur, LL. valor, fr. L. valere to be strong, or worth. See Valiant.] [Written also valour.] [1913 Webster] 1. Value; worth. [Obs.] "The valor of a penny." --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] 2. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity. [1913 Webster] For contemplation he and valor formed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] When valor preys on reason, It eats the sword it fights with. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Fear to do base, unworthy things is valor. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 3. A brave man; a man of valor. [R.] --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Courage; heroism; bravery; gallantry; boldness; fearlessness. See Courage, and Heroism. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
valor n 1: the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor" [syn: heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "valor": Dutch courage, boldness, braveness, bravery, chivalrousness, chivalry, conspicuous gallantry, courage, courageousness, doughtiness, gallantness, gallantry, gallantry under fire, greatheartedness, heroicalness, heroism, intrepidity, intrepidness, knightliness, lionheartedness, manfulness, manhood, manliness, martial spirit, military spirit, pot-valor, prowess, soldierly quality, stalwartness, stoutheartedness, stoutness, valiance, valiancy, valorousness, virtueThe Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
VALOR, n. A soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler's hope. "Why have you halted?" roared the commander of a division and Chickamauga, who had ordered a charge; "move forward, sir, at once." "General," said the commander of the delinquent brigade, "I am persuaded that any further display of valor by my troops will bring them into collision with the enemy."