brave

brave
brave1 S3 [breıv] adj comparative braver superlative bravest
[Date: 1400-1500; : French; Origin: Old Italian and Old Spanish bravo 'brave, wild', from Latin barbarus; BARBAROUS]
1.)
a) dealing with danger, pain, or difficult situations with courage and confidence
brave soldiers
her brave fight against cancer
it is brave of sb (to do sth)
It was brave of you to speak in front of all those people.
b) the brave [plural]
brave people
Today we remember the brave who died in the last war.
2.) very good
Despite their captain's brave performance, Arsenal lost 2-1.
brave effort/attempt
the brave efforts of the medical staff to save his life
3.) put on a brave face/front
to pretend that you are happy when you are really very upset
4.) brave new world
a situation or a way of doing something that is new and exciting and meant to improve people's lives
the brave new world of digital television
>bravely adv
She smiled bravely.
brave 2
brave2 v [T]
1.) to deal with a difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant situation
I decided to take the train to work rather than brave the traffic.
brave the elements/weather etc
(=go out in bad weather)
More than 100 people braved the elements and attended the rally.
2.) brave it out
to deal bravely with something that is frightening or difficult
brave 3
brave3 n
a young fighting man from a Native American tribe

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