Valiant Val"iant, a. [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See {Wield}, and cf. {Avail}, {Convalesce}, {Equivalent}, {Prevail}, {Valid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer. [Obs.] --Walton. [1913 Webster]

2. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave. [1913 Webster]

A valiant and most expert gentleman. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles. --1 Sam. xviii. 17. [1913 Webster]

3. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. ``Thou bearest the highest name for valiant acts.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

[The saints] have made such valiant confessions. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] -- {Val"iant*ly}, adv. -- {Val"iant*ness}, {n}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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