Definition of brave noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//breɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//breɪv//
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  1. 1the brave [plural] people who are brave America, the land of the free and the home of the brave
  2. 2[countable] (old-fashioned) a Native American warrior
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French, from Italian bravo ‘bold’ or Spanish bravo ‘courageous, untamed, savage’, based on Latin barbarus from Greek barbaros ‘foreign’.
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