Brav"er*y (?), n. [Cf. F. braverie.]


The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.

Remember, sir, my liege, . . . The natural bravery of your isle. Shak.


The act of braving; defiance; bravado.


Reform, then, without bravery or scandal of former times and persons.


Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance; ostentation; fine dress.

With scarfs and fans and double change of bravery. Shak.

Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on, and tackle trim. Milton.


A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau.


A man that is the bravery of his age. Beau. & Fl.

Syn. -- Courage; heroism; interpidity; gallantry; valor; fearlessness; dauntlessness; hardihood; manfulness. See Courage, and Heroism.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.