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.]

1.

Value; worth.

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

Sir T. More.

2.

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.

3.

A brave man; a man of valor.

[R.]

Ld. Lytton.

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

 

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