valor

[ val-er ]
/ ˈvæl ər /

noun

boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery: a medal for valor.
Also especially British, val·our.

Origin of valor

1350–1400; Middle English valo(u)r < Anglo-French; Middle French valeur < Late Latin valōr-, stem of valor worth, equivalent to Latin val(ēre) to be of worth + -or -or1

Synonym study

See courage.
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Idioms and Phrases with valor

valor

see discretion is the better part of valor.


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