1. [ adjective ] possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
Synonyms: courageous fearless

"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth"

Related terms: cowardly valiant undaunted desperate gallant stalwart game lionhearted bold resolute unafraid adventurous courage
2. [ adjective ] invulnerable to fear or intimidation
Synonyms: dauntless audacious intrepid unfearing fearless

"audacious explorers" "fearless reporters and photographers" "intrepid pioneers"

Related terms: bold
3. [ verb ] brave the dangers of
Synonyms: venture

"brave the natural elements"

Related terms: defy
4. [ verb ] face or endure with courage
Synonyms: endure brave_out weather

"She braved the elements"

Related terms: defy
5. [ noun ] (military,sociology) a North American Indian warrior
Related terms: warrior
6. [ adjective ] (color) brightly colored and showy
Synonyms: gay braw

"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"

Related terms: colorful
7. [ noun ] people who are brave

"the home of the free and the brave"

Related terms: timid people weather
Similar spelling:   breve