1. See Brattice, n.
2. (Arch.) Carved openwork, as of a shrine, battlement, or parapet.
(Braun"ite) n. (Min.) A native oxide of manganese, of dark brownish black color. It was named
from a Mr. Braun of Gotha.
(Bra*vade") n. Bravado. [Obs.] Fanshawe.
(Bra*va"do) n., pl. Bravadoes [Sp. bravada, bravata, boast, brag: cf. F. bravade. See
Brave.] Boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace.
In spite of our host's bravado.
(Brave) a. [Compar. Braver; superl. Bravest.] [F. brave, It. or Sp. bravo, (orig.) fierce, wild,
savage, prob. from. L. barbarus. See Barbarous, and cf. Bravo.]
1. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
2. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; especially such as in conspicuous. [Obs. or Archaic
as applied to material things.]
Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.
It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall.
3. Making a fine show or display. [Archaic]
Wear my dagger with the braver grace.
For I have gold, and therefore will be brave.
In silks I'll rattle it of every color.
Frog and lizard in holiday coats
And turtle brave in his golden spots.
Syn. Courageous; gallant; daring; valiant; valorous; bold; heroic; intrepid; fearless; dauntless; magnanimous; high-
spirited; stout- hearted. See Gallant.
1. A brave person; one who is daring.
The star-spangled banner, O,long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
2. Specifically, an Indian warrior.
3. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
Hot braves like thee may fight.
4. A challenge; a defiance; bravado. [Obs.]
Demetrius, thou dost overween in all;
And so in this, to bear me down with braves.
(Brave), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Braved (bravd); p. pr. & vb. n. Braving.]