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
- Obs. mind; purpose; spirit
Origin of courageMiddle English and 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.
(third-person singular simple present courages, present participle couraging, simple past and past participle couraged)
- (obsolete) To encourage. [15th-17th c.]