|Origin:||Old Italian and Old Spanish bravo 'brave, wild', from Latin barbarus; BARBAROUS|
brave1 S3 comparative braver, superlative bravest
dealing with danger, pain, or difficult situations with courage and confidence [= courageous]:
her brave fight against cancer
It was brave of you to speak in front of all those people.
Today we remember the brave who died in the last war.
Despite their captain's brave performance, Arsenal lost 2-1.
the brave efforts of the medical staff to save his life
to pretend that you are happy when you are really very upset
a situation or a way of doing something that is new and exciting and meant to improve people's lives:
the brave new world of digital television
She smiled bravely.