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Definition 1: people who are brave - [noun denoting group]

Samples where brave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the home of the free and the brave

(brave is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: a North American Indian warrior - [noun denoting person]

(brave is a kind of ...) someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

Definition 3: face and withstand with courage - [verb of stative]

Samples where brave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She braved the elements

Synonyms for brave in the sense of this definition

(brave is a kind of ...) resist or confront with resistance

"The politician defied public opinion" "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear" "The bridge held"

Definition 4: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where brave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring
  • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain
  • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

Synonyms for brave in the sense of this definition

(brave is similar to ...) willing to face danger

(brave is similar to ...) having or showing valor

"a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack" "a valiant soldier"

(brave is similar to ...) resolutely courageous

"undaunted in the face of death"

(brave is similar to ...) used especially of persons

"a stalwart knight" "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army"

(brave is similar to ...) showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort

"made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber" "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war" "they took heroic measures to save his life"

(brave is similar to ...) unflinching in battle or action

"a gallant warrior" "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"

(brave is similar to ...) extraordinarily courageous

(means also ...) firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

"stood resolute against the enemy" "faced with a resolute opposition" "a resolute and unshakeable faith"

(means also ...) fearless and daring

"bold settlers on some foreign shore" "a bold speech" "a bold adventure"

(means also ...) oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them

(means also ...) willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

"adventurous pioneers" "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"

(... are attributes of brave) a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

Definition 5: invulnerable to fear or intimidation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • audacious explorers
  • fearless reporters and photographers
  • intrepid pioneers

Synonyms for brave in the sense of this definition

(brave is similar to ...) fearless and daring

"bold settlers on some foreign shore" "a bold speech" "a bold adventure"

Definition 6: brightly colored and showy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • girls decked out in brave new dresses
  • brave banners flying
  • `braw' is a Scottish word
  • a dress a bit too gay for her years
  • birds with gay plumage

Synonyms for brave in the sense of this definition

(brave is similar to ...) striking in variety and interest

"a colorful period of history" "a colorful character" "colorful language"

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