|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (superl.) Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
2. (superl.) Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.
3. (superl.) Making a fine show or display.
4. (n.) A brave person; one who is daring.
5. (n.) Specifically, an Indian warrior.
6. (n.) A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
7. (n.) A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
8. (v. t.) To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
9. (v. t.) To adorn; to make fine or showy.
Brave (15 Occurrences)
1 Samuel 14:52 There was sore war against the Philistines all the days of Saul: and when Saul saw any mighty man, or any valiant man, he took him to him. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 16:18 Then one of the young men answered, and said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Yahweh is with him." (See NIV)
2 Samuel 2:7 Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them." (See NIV)
2 Samuel 13:28 Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "Mark now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I tell you,'Strike Amnon,' then kill him. Don't be afraid. Haven't I commanded you? Be courageous, and be valiant!" (See NIV)
2 Samuel 17:10 Even he who is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, will utterly melt; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and those who are with him are valiant men. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 5:24 These were the heads of their fathers' houses: even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 7:40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of the fathers' houses, choice and mighty men of valor, chief of the princes. The number of them reckoned by genealogy for service in war was twenty-six thousand men. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 8:40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons, and sons' sons, one hundred fifty. All these were of the sons of Benjamin. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 12:8 Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains; (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 12:21 They helped David against the band of rovers: for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the army. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 12:28 and Zadok, a young man mighty of valor, and of his father's house twenty-two captains. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 12:30 Of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand eight hundred, mighty men of valor, famous men in their fathers' houses. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 28:1 David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies who served the king by division, and the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, and the rulers over all the substance and possessions of the king and of his sons, with the officers, and the mighty men, even all the mighty men of valor, to Jerusalem. (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 14:8 Asa had an army that bore bucklers and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bore shields and drew bows, two hundred eighty thousand: all these were mighty men of valor. (See NIV)
Isaiah 33:7 See, the men of war are sorrowing outside the town: those who came looking for peace are weeping bitterly. (See NAS NIV)