valiant

[val-yuhnt]
adjective
1.
boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
2.
marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.
3.
worthy; excellent.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English valia(u)nt < Anglo-French; Middle French vaillant, present participle of valoir to be of worth < Latin valēre; see -ant

valiantly, adverb
valiantness, noun
overvaliant, adjective
overvaliantly, adverb
overvaliantness, noun
unvaliant, adjective
unvaliantly, adverb
unvaliantness, noun


1. valorous, dauntless. See brave.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To valiantly
Collins
World English Dictionary
valiant (ˈvæljənt)
 
adj
1.  courageous, intrepid, or stout-hearted; brave
2.  marked by bravery or courage: a valiant deed
 
[C14: from Old French vaillant, from valoir to be of value, from Latin valēre to be strong]
 
'valiance
 
n
 
'valiancy
 
n
 
'valiantly
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

valiant
c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. valliant "stalwart, brave," from prp. of valoir "be worthy," originally "be strong," from L. valere "be strong, be well, be worth, have power, be able," from PIE base *wal- "be strong" (cf. O.E. wealdan "to rule," O.H.G. -walt, -wald "power" (in personal names), O.N.
valdr "ruler," O.C.S. vlasti "to rule over," Lith. valdyti "to have power," Celt. *walos- "ruler," O.Ir. flaith "dominion," Welsh gallu "to be able").
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
He kept coming back valiantly when he seemed to be struggling in the second and
  third sets.
Over the past week or so, the two sides have jousted valiantly in an effort to
  win over you fickle punters.
Our participants, however, are valiantly attempting the seemingly impossible.
He valiantly fought multiple myeloma for more than five years.
Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;