Bravery Brav"er*y, n. [Cf. F. braverie.] 1. The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity. [1913 Webster]

Remember, sir, my liege, . . . The natural bravery of your isle. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of braving; defiance; bravado. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Reform, then, without bravery or scandal of former times and persons. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance; ostentation; fine dress. [1913 Webster]

With scarfs and fans and double change of bravery. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on, and tackle trim. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A man that is the bravery of his age. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Courage; heroism; interpidity; gallantry; valor; fearlessness; dauntlessness; hardihood; manfulness. See {Courage}, and {Heroism}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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