Val"or (?), n. [OE. valour, OF. valor, valur, valour, F. valeur, LL. valor, fr. L. valere to be strong, or worth. See Valiant.] [Written also valour.]


Value; worth.

[Obs.] "The valor of a penny."

Sir T. More.


Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.

For contemplation he and valor formed. Milton.

When valor preys on reason, It eats the sword it fights with. Shak.

Fear to do base, unworthy things is valor. B. Jonson.


A brave man; a man of valor.


Ld. Lytton.

Syn. -- Courage; heroism; bravery; gallantry; boldness; fearlessness. See Courage, and Heroism.


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