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.]
[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.
When valor preys on reason,
It eats the sword it fights with.
Fear to do base, unworthy things is valor.
A brave man; a man of valor.
Syn. -- Courage; heroism; bravery; gallantry; boldness; fearlessness. See Courage, and Heroism.
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