adjective, brav·er, brav·est.
- a bully.
- a boast or challenge.
verb (used with object), braved, brav·ing.
verb (used without object), braved, brav·ing.
Origin of brave
SYNONYMS FOR brave
Examples from the Web for brave
“He was a brave field commander and an expert in intelligence, and in organizing popular and tribal forces,” said the eulogist.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
These brave souls took an icy dip in the ocean to ring in 2015 and raise money for charity.Diving Into 2015 With Polar Bear Plunge Extremists|James Joiner|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or you may not have many—or any—friends, recasting your social exclusion as brave defiance of social norms.
God help us, it all took place on our taxpayer dime, all in the name of defending the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Time was suspended as the world watched and waited for news about the young, brave girl from the Swat Valley.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the youth is young, brave, and should live in honor and high promotion.The War Tiger|Wiliam Dalton
Was I brave enough to join the venture and risk the after-part?The Haunts of Old Cockaigne|Alex Thompson
The little Robins were not brave enough to tell what they had done.Dooryard Stories|Clara Dillingham Pierson
No man is brave in presence of an earthquake, or a bursting boiler, or an exploding torpedo.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne
He met his end like a brave man in the great October gale which all of us remember.The Romance of the Coast|James Runciman
British Dictionary definitions for brave
- having or displaying courage, resolution, or daring; not cowardly or timid
- (as collective noun preceded by the)the brave