I UK [breɪv] / US adjective
Word forms "brave":
adjective brave comparative braver superlative bravest
1) capable of dealing with danger or pain, without seeming to be frightened

the brave soldiers who fought and died for their country

a) used about someone's behaviour

a very brave act

a brave attempt to rescue the children

b) used about a child who tries hard not to show that they are frightened or feeling pain

She's been a very brave little girl.

2) a brave decision, action, or choice is one that you make even though it involves risk and may cause problems for you

The project requires huge investment, so it's a very brave venture in the current economic climate.

put a brave face/front on something — to try to hide the fact that you are feeling upset or disappointed

Employees are putting a brave face on yesterday's news.

Derived word:
II UK [breɪv] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "brave":
present tense I/you/we/they brave he/she/it braves present participle braving past tense braved past participle braved
to deal with an unpleasant or difficult situation in order to achieve something

It was time to brave the rush hour traffic again.

brave the elements (= go outside during bad weather):

A large crowd braved the elements in the hope of seeing their favourite star.

Phrasal verbs:
III UK [breɪv] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "brave":
singular brave plural braves old-fashioned
in the past, a native american fighting man

English dictionary. 2014.


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