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

1.

The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.

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

2.

The act of braving; defiance; bravado.

[Obs.]

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

3.

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.

4.

A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau.

[Obs.]

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.

 

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