Basic+ Word of the Day: brave

brave (adjective, noun) LISTEN

Brave superhero

If someone is brave it means that they have a lot of courage and they do things other people won’t do.

  • The brave man rescued the little girl from the flames.
  • You were brave to stand up to the bully.

The brave are all the people who are brave. This is always used with a plural verb.

  • Only the brave go into that house at night.

Did you know?

“The Star Spangled Banner” is the US national anthem. The last lines of the song are: “O say does that star-spangled banner (=American flag) yet wave, O’er (=over) the land of the free and the home of the brave.” So if someone says, “The home of the brave,” they are talking about the United States.

In pop culture

Brave is a Pixar movie about a Scottish princess who does not want to marry the son of her father’s ally. Why do you think the title of this film is Brave?

There are other meanings of brave,

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