- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: ME, monetary worth from Old French valour from Late Latin valor, worth from Classical Latin valere, to be strong: see value
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Origin: Middle English valour, from Old French, from Late Latin valor, from Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.