Braves



possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.
making a fine appearance.
Archaic. excellent; fine; admirable.
a brave person.
a warrior, especially among North American Indian tribes.
Obsolete.

a bully.
a boast or challenge.

to meet or face courageously:
to brave misfortunes.
to defy; challenge; dare.
Obsolete. to make splendid.
Obsolete. to boast; brag.
Contemporary Examples

The Racist Redskins Michael Tomasky May 31, 2013
Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame Ben Jacobs January 8, 2015
Sitting Bull’s Cinco De Mayo David Frum May 5, 2013
Why Crime Novelists Don’t Get Women Christopher Rice April 11, 2010
Discovering Underground Labyrinths, Remote Cities, and More of the World’s Lost Places Nina Strochlic July 7, 2014

Historical Examples

Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Floyd Grandon’s Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians in England, France, and Belgium; Vol. I (of 2) George Catlin
The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
Scouting with Daniel Boone Everett T. Tomlinson

adjective

having or displaying courage, resolution, or daring; not cowardly or timid
(as collective noun preceded by the): the brave

fine; splendid: a brave sight, a brave attempt
(archaic) excellent or admirable
noun
a warrior of a Native American tribe
an obsolete word for bully1
verb (transitive)
to dare or defy: to brave the odds
to confront with resolution or courage: to brave the storm
(obsolete) to make splendid, esp in dress
adj.
v.
n.

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