courage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kûr'ij, kur'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
  2. the heart as the source of emotion.
  3. to act in accordance with one's beliefs, esp. in spite of criticism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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