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BRAVO (bravoes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bravo mean? 

BRAVO (noun)
  The noun BRAVO has 2 senses:

1. a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a treacherous surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
2. a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance

  Familiarity information: BRAVO used as a noun is rare.


BRAVO (verb)
  The verb BRAVO has 1 sense:

1. applaud with shouts of 'bravo' or 'brava'

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


 Dictionary entry details 


BRAVO (noun)


Sense 1bravo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a treacherous surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

assassin; assassinator; bravo

Context examples:

his assassins were hunted down like animals / assassinators of kings and emperors

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

liquidator; manslayer; murderer (a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being))

Domain category:

government; political science; politics (the study of government of states and other political units)

Instance hyponyms:

Booth; John Wilkes Booth (United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865))

Lee Harvey Oswald; Oswald (United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963))


Sense 2bravo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

cheer (a cry or shout of approval)


BRAVO (verb)


Sense 1bravo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Applaud with shouts of 'bravo' or 'brava'

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

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

acclaim; applaud; clap; spat (clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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