brave
I. adjective (braver; bravest) Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian & Old Spanish bravo courageous, wild, probably from Latin barbarus barbarous Date: 15th century 1. having or showing courage <
a brave soldier
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a brave smile
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2. making a fine show ; colorful <
brave banners flying in the wind
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3. excellent, splendid <
the brave fire I soon had going — J. F. Dobie
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bravely adverb II. verb (braved; braving) Date: 1546 transitive verb 1. to face or endure with courage 2. obsolete to make showy intransitive verb archaic to make a brave show • braver noun III. noun Date: 1590 1. archaic bravado 2. one who is brave; specifically an American Indian warrior 3. archaic bully, assassin

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