/ breIv; brev/ adj (-r, -st)
(of a person) ready to face and endure danger, pain or suffering; having no fear; courageous (指人)勇敢的; 无畏的; 有勇气的: brave men and women 勇敢的男男女女 * Be brave! 勇敢些! * It was brave of her to go into the burning building. 她进入了燃烧着的大楼, 真勇敢. * He was very brave about his operation. 他对手术毫无惧色.
(of an action) requiring or showing courage (指行为)需要勇气的, 表现勇敢的: a brave act, deed, speech 有勇气的举动﹑ 行为﹑ 讲话 * a brave fight against disease 与疾病进行的毫不畏惧的斗争.
(idm 习语) (a) brave new world (catchphrase often ironic 警语, 常作反语) a new era resulting from revolutionary changes, reforms, etc in society 美好的新世界(社会经历革命﹑ 改革等之後的新时期).
> brave n
1 [C] N American Indian warrior 北美洲的印第安战士.
2 the brave [pl v] brave people 勇敢的人: the brave who died in battle 阵亡的英勇战士.
brave v 1 [Tn] endure or face (sth/sb) without showing fear 以无畏的精神忍受或面对(某事物[某人]): brave dangers 冒着危险 * brave one's critics 勇於面对批评 * We decided to brave (ie go out in spite of) the bad weather. 尽管天气不好, 我们仍决定要出去. 2 (phr v) brave it `out face hostility, suspicion or blame defiantly 对含敌意﹑ 猜疑或责难的言行持对抗态度: He tried to brave it out when the police questioned him. 警察盘问他时, 他想硬着头皮顶过去.
bravely adv.
bravery / 5breIvErI; `brevErI/ n [U] being brave; courage 勇气; 胆量: a medal for bravery in battle 授予在战斗中表现英勇者的奖章.