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



(especially US English valor) noun
BrE BrE//ˈvælə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvælər//
[uncountable] (literary) Brave
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great courage, especially in war synonym bravery See related entries: Brave Word OriginMiddle English (denoting worth derived from personal qualities or rank): via Old French from late Latin valor, from valere ‘be strong’.Extra examples He showed valour and skill on the battlefield. a soldier famed for his great valour The purpose of the award is to recognize acts of valour by members of the armed services.