HyperDic: brave

English > 6 senses of the word brave:
ADJECTIVEallbrave, courageouspossessing or displaying courage
allbrave, audacious, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearinginvulnerable to fear or intimidation
allbrave, braw, gaybrightly colored and showy
VERBstativebrave, weather, endure, brave outface and withstand with courage
NOUNperson bravea North American Indian warrior
groupbravepeople who are brave
brave > pronunciation
Soundsbrey'v
Rhymesairwave ... wave / Wave: 29 rhymes with eyv...
English > brave: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpossessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger / danger or fear without flinching.
Example"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
Synonymcourageous
Attribute ofcourage, courageousness, bravery, bravenessA quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
Narrowerdesperate, heroicshowing extreme / extreme courage
gallantunflinching in battle or action
game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunkywilling to face danger
lionheartedextraordinarily courageous
stalwart, stoutheartedUsed especially of persons
undauntedresolutely courageous
valiant, valorousHaving or showing valor
See alsoadventurous, adventuresomewilling to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
boldfearless and daring
resoluteFirm in purpose or belief
unafraid, fearlessoblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
Oppositecowardly, fearfullacking courage
Spanisharrojado, brioso, corajudo, valeroso, valiente
Catalancoratjós, valent, valerós
Nounsbravenessa quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
Adverbsbravelyin a courageous manner
English > brave: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaninginvulnerable to fear or intimidation.
Synonymsaudacious, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing
Broaderboldfearless and daring
Spanishatrevida, atrevido, audaz, bravo, impávida, impávido, impertérrita, impertérrito, imperturbable, intrépida, intrépido, valeroso, valiente
Catalanaudaç, coratjós, impàvid, intrèpid, valent, valerós
Nounsbravenessa quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
English > brave: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningbrightly colored and showy.
Examples
  • "girls decked out in brave new dresses"
  • "brave banners flying"
Synonymsbraw, gay
Broadercolorful, colourfulstriking in variety and interest
Spanishagradable, bonito, espléndido, estupendo
Catalanagradable, bonic, esplèndid
English > brave: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA North American Indian warrior.
Broaderwarriorsomeone engaged in or experienced in warfare
Spanishguerrero indio
English > brave: 6 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningPeople who are brave.
Example"the home of the free and the brave"
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Oppositetimid, cautiousPeople who are fearful and cautious
Spanishvaliente
Verbsbraveface and withstand with courage
English > brave: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningface and withstand with courage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"She braved the elements"
Synonymsweather, endure, brave out
Broaderdefy, withstand, hold, hold upresist or confront with resistance / resistance
Spanishafrontar, desafiar, perdurar
Catalanafrontar, desafiar, perdurar, persistir
Nounsbravepeople who are brave

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