American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Possessing valor; brave.
- adj. Marked by or done with valor. See Synonyms at brave.
- n. A brave person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strong; vigorous in body; sturdy; also, strong or powerful in a more general sense.
- Of a certain worth or value. Compare strong.
- Brave; courageous; intrepid in danger; puissant.
- Performed with valor; bravely conducted; heroic: as, a valiant action or achievement; a valiant combat.
- Hence Brave; splendid.
- Of or pertaining to a brave or valiant man or valiant men.
- Synonyms and Gallant, Courageous, etc. (see brave), valorous, daring, dauntless, stout.
- n. A valiant person.
- adj. Showing courage or determination; heroic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Vigorous in body; strong; powerful.
- adj. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.
- adj. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic.
- adj. having or showing valor
- Old French vailant, from Latin valens, from valere 'to be strong'. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French vaillant, from Latin valēns, valent-, present participle of valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The tiger before a _stronger_ foe -- flies: the tiger is not what we call valiant, only fierce and cruel.”
“They, however, commended what they called the valiant intervention by former heads of state and other eminent statesmen that the President should show regard for the spirit of the 1999 constitution.”
“Logic, most valiant, is unafraid of all the monsters of the earthly dream.”
“Even the long term valiant effort of Borges to try to reach out of the central region was not enough.”
“But now White Logic willy-nilly wakes them for me, for White Logic, most valiant, is unafraid of all the monsters of the earthly dream.”
“The Hebrew term, "strong," or "valiant," is applied to bulls (Ps 22: 12).”
“In what can only be called a valiant effort, Sarah Palin has defended her monetary policy remarks from the Wall Street Journal's pointed criticism.”
“He was called a valiant and a hardy man and did so much by his prowess, that under the banner of the earl of Moray he did such valiantness in arms, that the Scots had marvel thereof, and so was slain in fighting: the Scots would gladly have taken him alive, but he would never yield, he hoped ever to have been rescued.”
“For the rest, Sir Adhelmar de Nointel was known as a valiant knight, who had won glory in the wars with the English.”
“But Nora was in the sneering mood that night, and pursued her sarcasms; she pointed out that Captain Quin was already known as a valiant soldier, famous as a man of fashion in London, and that it was mighty well of Redmond to talk and boast of beating ushers and farmers 'boys, but to fight an Englishman was a very different matter.”
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