- adj. 勇敢的；华丽的
- vt. 勇敢地面对
- n. 勇士
- n. (Brave)人名；(英)布雷夫；(俄)布拉韦
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- brave:  The word which today means ‘courageous’ comes from one which meant ‘uncivilized, savage, wild’. English acquired brave via French brave, Italian bravo, and Vulgar Latin *brabus from Latin barbarus, source, via a different route, of English barbarous. Also from the Italian form come the exclamation bravo  and its derivative bravura , while Spanish bravada has contributed bravado .
=> bravado, bravo, bravura
- brave (adj.)
- late 15c., from Middle French brave, "splendid, valiant," from Italian bravo "brave, bold," originally "wild, savage," possibly from Medieval Latin bravus "cutthroat, villain," from Latin pravus "crooked, depraved;" a less likely etymology being from Latin barbarus (see barbarous). A Celtic origin (Irish breagh, Cornish bray) also has been suggested.
Old English words for this, some with overtones of "rashness," included modig (now "moody"), beald ("bold"), cene ("keen"), dyrstig ("daring"). Brave new world is from the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 satirical utopian novel; he lifted the phrase from Shakespeare ("Tempest" v.i.183).
- brave (v.)
- "to face with bravery," 1776, from French braver, from brave (see brave (adj.)). Related: Braved; braving.
- brave (n.)
- "North American Indian warrior," c. 1600, from brave (adj.), and compare bravo.
- 1. I couldn't decide whether he was incredibly brave or just insane.
- 2. I think it was very brave of him to tough it out.
- 3. Greg lost his brave battle against cancer two years ago.
- 4. Sometimes I am not as brave as I should be.
- 5. He felt disappointed but he tried to put on a brave face.
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