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


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.