American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Heart; mind; thought; feeling; inclination; desire.
- n. State or frame of mind; disposition; condition.
- n. That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear or depression of spirits; valor; boldness; bravery; spirit; daring; resolution: formerly occasionally used in the plural.
- To animate; encourage; cheer.
- n. The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
- n. The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.
- n. obsolete Heart; inclination; desire; will.
- n. That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.
- v. obsolete To inspire with courage; to encourage.
- n. a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
- From Old French corage (French: courage), from Latin cor ("heart"). Distantly related to cardiac ("of the heart"), which is from Greek, but from the same Proto-Indo-European root. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English corage, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *corāticum, from Latin cor, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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