Brav"er*y (?), n. [Cf. F. braverie.]
The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.
Remember, sir, my liege, . . .
The natural bravery of your isle.
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.
Like a stately ship . . .
With all her bravery on, and tackle trim.
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.
© Webster 1913.