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Meaning of brave

brave

Pronunciation: (brāv), [key]
— adj., n., v., brav•er, brav•est, braved, brav•ing.
—adj.
  1. possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.
  2. making a fine appearance.
  3. excellent; fine; admirable.
—n.
  1. a brave person.
  2. a warrior, esp. among North American Indian tribes.
    1. a bully.
    2. a boast or challenge.
—v.t.
  1. to meet or face courageously: to brave misfortunes.
  2. to defy; challenge; dare.
  3. to make splendid.
—v.i.
  1. to boast; brag.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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