- Valor is defined as strength or courage, particularly in the face of great danger.
An example of valor is the quality that soldiers have when they go into battle.
A soldier may be awarded a medal for valor.
valor definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English monetary worth ; from Old French valour ; from Late Latin valor, worth ; from Classical Latin valere, to be strong: see value
valor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English valour, from Old French, from Late Latin valor, from Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.