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BRAVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brave mean? 

BRAVE (noun)
  The noun BRAVE has 2 senses:

1. a North American Indian warrior
2. people who are brave

  Familiarity information: BRAVE used as a noun is rare.


BRAVE (adjective)
  The adjective BRAVE has 3 senses:

1. possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
2. invulnerable to fear or intimidation
3. brightly colored and showy

  Familiarity information: BRAVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


BRAVE (verb)
  The verb BRAVE has 1 sense:

1. face or endure with courage

  Familiarity information: BRAVE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRAVE (noun)


Sense 1brave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A North American Indian warrior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("brave" is a kind of...):

warrior (someone engaged in or experienced in warfare)


Sense 2brave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

People who are brave

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the home of the free and the brave

Hypernyms ("brave" is a kind of...):

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)

Antonym:

timid (people who are fearful and cautious)


BRAVE (adjective)


Sense 1brave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

Synonyms:

brave; courageous

Context examples:

Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring / a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain / set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

Similar:

valiant; valorous (having or showing valor)

undaunted (resolutely courageous)

stalwart; stouthearted (used especially of persons)

lionhearted (extraordinarily courageous)

game; gamey; gamy; gritty; mettlesome; spirited; spunky (willing to face danger)

gallant (unflinching in battle or action)

desperate; heroic (showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort)

Also:

bold (fearless and daring)

fearless; unafraid (oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them)

adventuresome; adventurous (willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises)

resolute (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination)

Attribute:

braveness; bravery; courage; courageousness (a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear)

Antonym:

cowardly (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted)


Sense 2brave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invulnerable to fear or intimidation

Synonyms:

unfearing; intrepid; dauntless; audacious; fearless; brave

Context examples:

audacious explorers / fearless reporters and photographers / intrepid pioneers

Similar:

bold (fearless and daring)


Sense 3brave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brightly colored and showy

Synonyms:

braw; brave; gay

Context examples:

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

Similar:

colorful; colourful (striking in variety and interest)


BRAVE (verb)


Sense 1brave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Face or endure with courage

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

brave; brave out; weather; endure

Context example:

She braved the elements

Hypernyms (to "brave" is one way to...):

defy; hold; hold up; withstand (resist or confront with resistance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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