- The definition of courage is the bravery and/or strength to do something that could be dangerous.
An example of courage is the ability to stand up to a bully.
- the attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it; quality of being fearless or brave; valor
- Obsolete mind; purpose; spirit
Origin of courageMiddle English and amp; Old French corage, heart, spirit ; from Classical Latin cor, heart
the courage of one's convictions
Origin of courageMiddle English corage, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *corāticum, from Latin cor, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
- The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
- "A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
- It takes a lot of courage to be successful in business.
- The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
- "Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it." —Mark Twain
- He plucked up the courage to tell her how he felt.
(third-person singular simple present courages, present participle couraging, simple past and past participle couraged)
- (obsolete) To encourage. [15th-17th c.]
- Paul writeth unto Timothy […] to courage him. — Tyndale.