brav·ery /ˈbrevri, ˈbrevə-/
1. The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.
Remember, sir, my liege, . . .
The natural bravery of your isle. --Shak.
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. --Shak.
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.
n 1: a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain
without showing fear [syn: courage, courageousness]
2: feeling no fear [syn: fearlessness] [ant: fear]
(Isa. 3:18), an old English word meaning comeliness or beauty.