Definitions for: Valiant

[adj] having or showing valor; "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier"

Webster (1913) Definition: Val"iant, a. [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant,
valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L.
valere to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail,
Convalesce, Equivalent, Prevail, Valid.]
1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.
[Obs.] --Walton.

2. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.

A valiant and most expert gentleman. --Shak.

And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me,
and fight the Lord's battles. --1 Sam.
xviii. 17.

3. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. ``Thou bearest
the highest name for valiant acts.'' --Milton.

[The saints] have made such valiant confessions.
--J. H.
-- Val"iant*ly, adv. -- Val"iant*ness, n.

Synonyms: brave, courageous, fearless, valorous

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