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 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 *cor&amacron;ticum, 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.]