valor

[ val-er ]
/ ˈvæl ər /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. valmiki,
  2. valois,
  3. valois, dame ninette de,
  4. valona,
  5. valonia,
  6. valorize,
  7. valorous,
  8. valorously,
  9. valour,
  10. valparaiso

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

SYNONYMS FOR valor
ANTONYMS FOR valor

Synonym study

See courage.

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British Dictionary definitions for valour

valour

US valor

/ (ˈvælə) /

noun

courage or bravery, esp in battle
Derived Formsvalorous, adjectivevalorously, adverb

Word Origin for valour

C15: from Late Latin valor, from valēre to be strong

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Idioms and Phrases with valour

valor

see discretion is the better part of valor.

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