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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRA'VERY, n. Courage; heroism; undaunted spirit; intrepidity; gallantry; fearlessness of danger; often united with generosity or dignity of mind which despises meanness and cruelty, and disdains to take advantage of a vanquished enemy.
The duelist, in proving his bravery, shows that he thinks it suspected.
1. Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance.
The bravery of their tinkling ornaments. Isaiah 3.
2. Show; ostentation; fine dress.
3. Bravado; boast.
4. A showy person.
[In the last four senses, this word is nearly antiquated.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear [syn: courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness] [ant: cowardice, cowardliness]
2: feeling no fear [syn: fearlessness, bravery] [ant: fear, fearfulness, fright]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -eries) Date: 1548 1. the quality or state of being brave ; courage 2. a. fine clothes b. showy display

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 brave conduct. 2 a brave nature. Etymology: F braverie or It. braveria (as BRAVE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bravery Brav"er*y, n. [Cf. F. braverie.] 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Bravery is brave behaviour or the quality of being brave. He deserves the highest praise for his bravery. = courage ? cowardice

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Isa. 3:18), an old English word meaning comeliness or beauty.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

brav'-er-i: tiph'arah or `tiph'ereth = "beauty," "glory," "honor" and "majesty," hence, "splendor of bravery." "The bravery of their tinkling ornaments" (Isa 3:18 the King James Version), "the beauty of their anklets" (American Standard Revised Version). Compare bravado, bravura.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Fearlessness, intrepidity, audacity, valor, gallantry, daring, boldness, spirit, mettle, pluck, manhood, heroism, spunk. See courage.

Moby Thesaurus

Dutch courage, Sunday best, boldness, braveness, chiffon, chivalrousness, chivalry, clinquant, conspicuous gallantry, courage, courageousness, daring, determination, doughtiness, fearlessness, festoons, finery, firmness, folderol, foofaraw, fortitude, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froufrou, full dress, fuss, gaiety, gallantness, gallantry, gallantry under fire, gaudery, gilding, gilt, gingerbread, greatheartedness, heroicalness, heroism, indomitability, intrepidity, intrepidness, knightliness, lionheartedness, machismo, manfulness, manhood, manliness, martial spirit, military spirit, paste, pinchbeck, pluck, pot-valor, prowess, regalia, resoluteness, resolution, soldierly quality, stalwartness, staunchness, stoutheartedness, stoutness, superfluity, tinsel, trappings, trickery, trumpery, valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness, virtue, war paint

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