Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave: synonym: brave.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A valiant person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Vigorous in body; strong; powerful.
  • adjective Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.
  • adjective Performed with valor or bravery; heroic.

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  • adjective Showing courage or determination; heroic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or showing valor

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French vaillant, from Latin valēns, valent-, present participle of valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.]

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Old French vailant, from Latin valens, from valere 'to be strong'.

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  • valiant is the definition of the name Riley.

    September 10, 2007