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noun val·or \ˈva-lər\

: courage or bravery

Full Definition of VALOR

:  strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness :  personal bravery

Examples of VALOR

  1. The soldiers received the nation's highest award for valor.
  2. <the absence of indecision even in the face of death is the true mark of valor>

Origin of VALOR

Middle English valour worth, worthiness, bravery, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin valor, from Latin valēre to be of worth, be strong — more at wield
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with VALOR

VALOR Defined for Kids


noun val·or \ˈva-lər\

Definition of VALOR for Kids

:  courage <… the strange dog, no matter what the breed or valor, swiftly acknowledged Buck's supremacy … — Jack London, The Call of the Wild>


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