Adjective "valour" definition and examples

(Valour may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈvalə/

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Definitions and examples

noun

Great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.
  1. 'He served with honor and distinction in Vietnam, earning several medals for his courage and valor.'
  2. 'Though Trench was deferential to authority he was also a man of valour.'
  3. 'Just reciting the names conjures up the romantic side of Scottish history, peppered with acts of valour, loyalty, derring-do and occasional folly.'
  4. 'The two hostages of the escape attempt received medals of valour and were credited by the local press for thwarting the escape.'
  5. 'Knighthood was given for displays of valour and courage, and he would need more experience to be in the position for that.'
  6. 'You displayed uncommon courage and valor.'
  7. 'The young girls made a remarkable display of vigour and valour.'
  8. 'We are at the time of year when we commemorate the great valour shown in the Battle of Britain.'
  9. 'He displayed great valour, courage and determination in the pursuit of his goal.'
  10. 'He then fought in World War I and earned many awards for his valor and bravery.'

More definitions

1. boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery: a medal for valor.

More examples(as adjective)

"pins can be valour."

Origin

(valor)Middle English (denoting worth derived from personal qualities or rank): via Old French from late Latin valor, from valere ‘be strong’.