1. (superl.) Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.

2. (superl.) Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.

3. (superl.) Making a fine show or display.

4. (n.) A brave person; one who is daring.

5. (n.) Specifically, an Indian warrior.

6. (n.) A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.

7. (n.) A challenge; a defiance; bravado.

8. (v. t.) To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.

9. (v. t.) To adorn; to make fine or showy.

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