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Webster 1913 Edition


Bravery

Brav′er-y

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
braverie
.]
1.
The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.
Remember, sir, my liege, . . .
The natural
bravery
of your isle.
Shakespeare
2.
The act of braving; defiance; bravado.
[Obs.]
Reform, then, without
bravery
or scandal of former times and persons.
Bacon.
3.
Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance; ostentation; fine dress.
With scarfs and fans and double change of
bravery
.
Shakespeare
Like a stately ship . . .
With all her
bravery
on, and tackle trim.
Milton.
4.
A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau.
[Obs.]
A man that is the
bravery
of his age.
Beau. & Fl.
Syn. – Courage; heroism; interpidity; gallantry; valor; fearlessness; dauntlessness; hardihood; manfulness. See
Courage
, and
Heroism
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bravery

BRA'VERY

,
Noun.
Courage; heroism; undaunted spirit; intrepidity; gallantry; fearlessness of danger; often united with generosity or dignity of mind which despises meanness and cruelty, and disdains to take advantage of a vanquished enemy.
The duelist, in proving his bravery, shows that he thinks it suspected.
1.
Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance.
The bravery of their tinkling ornaments. Is.3.
2.
Show; ostentation; fine dress.
3.
Bravado; boast.
4.
A showy person.
[In the last four senses, this word is nearly antiquated.]

Definition 2022


bravery

bravery

English

Noun

bravery (usually uncountable, plural braveries)

  1. (usually uncountable) Being brave, courageousness.
  2. (countable) A brave act.
  3. Splendor, magnificence
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Isaiah 3:18:
      In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon

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