Adjective "Brave" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.
  1. 'a brave soldier'
  2. 'it was a time to remember the brave'
  3. 'It seemed quite brave of him, considering he wasn't a day older than twelve.'
  4. 'What was particularly nice was that quite a few of the widows came along which I thought was amazingly brave of them.'
  5. 'The roundheads put up a brave fight but they were finally defeated when the Royalist captain sat on the roundhead leader's stomach.'
  6. 'Delta has had hit after hit and endured a brave fight with cancer despite the pressures of the big, bad, nasty media who are only out for headlines and want to cut down tall poppies like Delta.'
  7. 'It means a courageous rescuer or brave soldier.'
  8. 'Many people suffer from the disease, and it was very brave of him to come forward like this, especially because of, like he said, the terrible stigma attached to it.'
  9. 'It was very brave of her to come to York as she is not a well lady.'
  10. 'For all their faults, Ireland put up a brave fight against the professional Australian side and are not without hope of redeeming themselves in Melbourne in a week.'
  11. 'Cheshire junior girls put up a brave fight before losing by a point to Yorkshire at Low Laithes in an inter-county fixture.'
  12. 'Allow me to introduce you to some of the poor, brave soldiers fighting this awful and brutal war.'
  13. 'As alien as the imported trees, they make the only spark of brave colour in the landscape, diverting the eye from the soft ruin of mulched leaves along the kerbs.'
  14. 'We have two Crocus that have bloomed and the Primulas are putting on a brave show of colour.'


An American Indian warrior.
  1. 'When Tecumtha's Religion of the Dancing Lakes came to young Creek braves, they were ready to believe in it.'
  2. 'The two brave warriors are about to be absorbed.'


Endure or face (unpleasant conditions or behaviour) without showing fear.
  1. 'Full marks to the players who braved the snow, sleet and freezing conditions to serve up a fast spirited game.'
  2. 'We felt rather daring, braving the possibility of confronting the dreaded predators in order to be toppled by a few lazy waves.'
  3. 'Then wrapped up warm against a surprisingly cold day, I braved the tube full of its grumpy Christmas shoppers.'
  4. 'Around 250 swimmers braved the cold and elements to participate in the major event.'
  5. 'We braved freezing weather and came out looking for a great game.'
  6. 'But like his hardened ancestors from Achill island he braved the weather and endured.'
  7. 'Since she was a child, Elliott has loved the outdoors, so she's used to braving unsavoury weather conditions.'
  8. 'Thus begins an adventure in which Measle finds friends, braves dangers, wreaks vengeance and discovers a happy ending.'
  9. 'He even spent a couple of weeks at a military boot camp to prepare, braving extremes of weather from blistering heat to thunderstorms and a tornado.'
  10. 'As the rain worsened, onlookers started to wonder why so many were braving the elements for a mere concert.'


1. possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.

2. making a fine appearance.

3. Archaic. excellent; fine; admirable. noun

4. a brave person.

5. a warrior, especially among North American Indian tribes.

6. Obsolete. a bully. a boast or challenge. verb (used with object), braved, braving.

7. to meet or face courageously: to brave misfortunes.

8. to defy; challenge; dare. 9. Obsolete. to make splendid. verb (used without object), bra

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be brave during weathers."

"people can be brave about things."

"creators can be brave to realises."

"programmes can be brave in parts."

"people can be brave in/at/on todays."

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Late 15th century: from French, from Italian bravo ‘bold’ or Spanish bravo ‘courageous, untamed, savage’, based on Latin barbarus (see barbarous).


brave the elements
brave new world