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.
a boast or challenge.
to meet or face courageously:
to brave misfortunes.
to defy; challenge; dare.
Obsolete. to make splendid.
Obsolete. to boast; brag.
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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
a warrior of a Native American tribe
an obsolete word for bully1
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
(used to express the highest praise to a performer). Historical Examples Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3) Otto Jahn Beatrice Boville and Other Stories Ouida The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart interjection very well done! excellent!
(used in praising a performer). a shout of “bravo!”. a daring bandit, assassin, or murderer, especially one hired to steal or murder for another. a word used in communications to represent the letter B. to shout “bravo!”. Bravo: a cable television channel. Contemporary Examples Jersey Shore’s Screwed-Up Matches Marlow Stern October 20, 2011 Isaac Mizrahi […]
Mexican name of Rio Grande (def 1). Mexican Rio Bravo. a river flowing from SW Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. 1800 miles (2900 km) long. a river flowing W from SE Brazil into the Paraná River. 650 miles (1050 km) long. Also […]
Music. a florid passage or piece requiring great skill and spirit in the performer. a display of daring; brilliant performance. Music. spirited; florid; brilliant (applied chiefly to vocal but occasionally to instrumental compositions). Contemporary Examples Spinning Letterman’s Scandal Lloyd Grove October 13, 2009 Milan Fall Fashion Week 2012: Raf Simons’s Last Collection at Jil Sander […]