Valiant meaning

vălyənt
The definition of valiant is someone or something very brave or determined.

An example of valiant is Aragorn going to battle to protect Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings.

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Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave.

A valiant knight; a valiant effort.

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Showing courage or determination; heroic.
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Full of or characterized by valor or courage; brave.
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Resolute; determined.

Made a valiant effort.

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Origin of valiant

  • Middle English from Old French vaillant from Latin valēns valent- present participle of valēre to be strong wal- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French vailant, from Latin valens, from valere 'to be strong'.

    From Wiktionary