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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brave /ˈbrev/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brave a. [Compar. Braver; superl. Bravest.]
 1. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
 2. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous. [Obs. or Archaic as applied to material things.]
    Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.   --Bacon.
    It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall.   --Pepys.
 3. Making a fine show or display. [Archaic]
    Wear my dagger with the braver grace.   --Shak.
 For I have gold, and therefore will be brave.
 In silks I'll rattle it of every color.   --Robert Greene.
 Frog and lizard in holiday coats
 And turtle brave in his golden spots.   --Emerson.
 Syn: -- Courageous; gallant; daring; valiant; valorous; bold; heroic; intrepid; fearless; dauntless; magnanimous; high-spirited; stout-hearted. See Gallant.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brave n.
 1. A brave person; one who is daring.
 The star-spangled banner, O,long may it wave
 O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.   --F. S. Key.
 2. Specifically, an Indian warrior.
 3. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
    Hot braves like thee may fight.   --Dryden.
 4. A challenge; a defiance; bravado. [Obs.]
 Demetrius, thou dost overween in all;
 And so in this, to bear me down with braves.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Braved p. pr. & vb. n. Braving.]
 1. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
    These I can brave, but those I can not bear.   --Dryden.
 2. To adorn; to make fine or showy. [Obs.]
    Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced or braved.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with
             danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with
             danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"-
             Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed
             over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous
             example by leading them safely into and out of
             enemy-held territory" [syn: courageous, fearless]
             [ant: cowardly]
      2: invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers";
         "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid
         pioneers" [syn: audacious, dauntless, fearless, intrepid,
      3: brightly colored and showy; "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" [syn: braw, gay]
      n 1: a North American Indian warrior
      2: people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
         [ant: timid]
      v : face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements" [syn:
           weather, endure, brave out]