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.
Robert Greene.

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.

(Brave) n.

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.
F. S. Key.

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.]

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