American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Courage and boldness, as in battle; bravery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Strength of mind in resisting fear and braving danger; bravery; especially, courage and skill in fighting.
- n. Value; worth.
- n. A man of courage; a brave man.
- n. Synonyms Courage, gallantry. See brave.
- n. Value; worth.
- n. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Value; worth.
- n. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
- n. rare A brave man; a man of valor.
- n. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
- Anglo-Norman and Old French valor, valur, valour, from Latin valor. Compare Spanish valor and valer. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English valour, from Old French, from Late Latin valor, from Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As for myself, I was busy with my work, for now my superiors were good enough to advance me for what they called valor on the field.”
“It was used, by armies led by aristocrats against longbows, rifled muskets, and even by a King of Sparta, who, when shown the huge dart from then new catapult weapons exclaimed “woe to the virtuous, ... all valor is now vanquished, and cowards shall rule better men”.”
“They said Jeff stole honor and valor from the real heroes.”
“One of the first units in the United States armed forces to have Black officers in addition to its all-black enlisted corps, the 369th compiled an astounding war record, earning several unit citations along with many individual decorations for valor from the French government.”
“And what the chickenhawks lack in valor, they make up for in volume!”
“I don't think any of our guys cloaked themselves in valor here tonight.”
“Indeed you might say to Canada and of all her sons that in valor and self-sacrifice, it has been "Canada first.”
“In every decisive conflict of the world they win who are on the righteous side; and it matters not what skill of generalship, what prowess of concentrated hosts, what desperate valor is arrayed against the right.”
“Gordon Shitstain even went so far as to use the word valor to describe O'Barry.”
“In the hour of danger it was shameful for the chief to be surpassed in valor by his companions; shameful for the companions not to equal the valor of their chief.”
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