Val·or n. [Written also valour.]
1. Value; worth. [Obs.] “The valor of a penny.”
2. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
For contemplation he and valor formed. --Milton.
When valor preys on reason,
It eats the sword it fights with. --Shak.
Fear to do base, unworthy things is valor. --B. Jonson.
3. A brave man; a man of valor. [R.]
Syn: -- Courage; heroism; bravery; gallantry; boldness; fearlessness. See Courage, and Heroism.
n : the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic
courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he
showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for
valor" [syn: heroism, gallantry, valour, valorousness,