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3 definitions found
 for Valiant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Valiant \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.]
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     1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.
        [Obs.] --Walton.
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     2. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.
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              A valiant and most expert gentleman.  --Shak.
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              And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me,
              and fight the Lord's battles.         --1 Sam.
                                                    xviii. 17.
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     3. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. "Thou bearest the
        highest name for valiant acts." --Milton.
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              [The saints] have made such valiant confessions.
                                                    --J. H.
                                                    Newman.
        [1913 Webster] -- Val"iant*ly, adv. -- Val"iant*ness,
        n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  valiant
      adj 1: having or showing valor; "a valiant attempt to prevent
             the hijack"; "a valiant soldier" [syn: valiant,
             valorous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "valiant":
     Achilles, David, Hector, Roland, Samson, a man, audacious, bold,
     bold-spirited, brave, bulldog, chivalric, chivalrous, chutzpanik,
     courageous, dauntless, decorated hero, demigod, demigoddess,
     doughty, fearless, fighting cock, gallant, gamecock, good soldier,
     greathearted, hardy, hero, heroic, heroine, herolike, intrepid,
     ironhearted, knightlike, knightly, lion, lionhearted,
     man of courage, manful, manly, paladin, soldierlike, soldierly,
     stalwart, stout, stouthearted, the brave, tiger, undaunted,
     valiant knight, valorous
  
  

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