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[breɪv] брит. / амер.

  1. прил.

    1. мужественный, отважный, смелый, храбрый

    2. отличный, отменный, превосходный, прекрасный

    3. уст.; книжн. нарядный

  2. сущ.

    1. индейский воин

    2. наёмный убийца

  3. гл.

    1. = brave out мужественно встречать, смотреть в лицо (опасности, трудности)

    2. бросать вызов (кому-л. / чему-л.)

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  1. adj


  2. v

    • to brave death — рисковать жизнью
    • to brave danger — подвергаться опасности
    • to brave a storm — бесстрашно встретить шторм
    • to brave the press/a storm of criticism — выдержать натиск прессы/шквал критики

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He was ardent and brave, and in the midst of all his wild restlessness, was so gentle that I knew him like a brother in a few weeks.
Пылкий и храбрый, он при всем своем беспокойном характере был так мягок, что я за несколько недель сблизилась с ним словно с братом.
Dickens, Charles / Bleak HouseДиккенс, Чарльз / Холодный дом
Холодный дом
Диккенс, Чарльз
© "Государственное издательство художественной литературы", 1960
Bleak House
Dickens, Charles
© 1894, by Macmillan & Co.
`She, and my father also, went by the same road to heaven as so many others of the fair and brave: they followed their queen upon the scaffold.
— И она и мой отец перешли в мир иной тою же дорогой, что и многие честные и отважные люди: они последовали за своей королевой на эшафот.
Stevenson, Robert Louis / St. IvesСтивенсон, Роберт Луис / Сент Ив
Сент Ив
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Правда", 1967
St. Ives
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Located here are also two ski slopes that can be used by the brave or the foolhardy in the winter.
Зимой на Воробьевых горах можно покататься на лыжах, а летом – просто спуститься к реке на фуникулере.
© The Well, 2009
Mushari, who thought of himself as brave little David about to slay Goliath, was exactly half his age.
Мушари был вдвое моложе Элиота и воображал себя этаким маленьким Давидом, который решил прикончить Голиафа.
Vonnegut, Kurt / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before SwineВоннегут, Курт / Дай вам бог здоровья, мистер Розуотер, или Не мечите бисера перед свиньями
Дай вам бог здоровья, мистер Розуотер, или Не мечите бисера перед свиньями
Воннегут, Курт
© Издательство "Литература артистикэ", 1981
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine
Vonnegut, Kurt
© 1965 by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
“Lawless,” he said, “we do all depend on you; y’ are a brave, steady man, indeed, and crafty in the management of ships; I shall put three sure men to watch upon your safety.”
— Лоулесс, — сказал он, — ты один можешь спасти нас. Ты смелый, упорный человек и умеешь управлять кораблем. Я приставлю к тебе трех воинов, на которых можно положиться, и прикажу им охранять тебя.
Stevenson, Robert Louis / The Black ArrowСтивенсон, Роберт Луис / Чёрная стрела.
Чёрная стрела.
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Правда", 1981
The Black Arrow
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© 1889, by Charles Scribner's Sons
" Yes, of course, Kalugin knows," said Prince Galtsin to the colonel. " You know that V. told me to-day that you were a brave fellow...."
- Да уж, верно, Калугин знает, - сказал полковнику князь Гальцин, - ты знаешь, мне нынче В...про тебя говорил, что ты молодцом.
Толстой, Л.Н. / Севастопольские рассказыTolstoy, Leo / Sevastopol
Tolstoy, Leo
© 1888, by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
Севастопольские рассказы
Толстой, Л.Н.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
I want to be brave, and be afraid of nobody.
Я хочу быть смелою и ничего не бояться.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Are you brave enough to go with me?
Хватит ли у тебя смелости пойти со мной?
Brown , Dee / Bury my Heart at Wounded KneeБраун, Ди / Схороните мое сердце у Вундед-ни
Схороните мое сердце у Вундед-ни
Браун, Ди
© Издательство "Прогресс", 1984
Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee
Brown , Dee
© 1970 by Dee Brown
'Rather like holding a guinea-pig; but you're a brave little dog, and you don't yelp when you're hung up.
— Ну, умница, славный маленький пес, не запищал, когда тебя подвесили.
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard / The Light That FailedКиплинг, Джозеф Редьярд / Свет погас
Свет погас
Киплинг, Джозеф Редьярд
© "Издательство П. П. Сойкина", 1915
The Light That Failed
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard
© 2011 by Victorian Secrets
Now you are brave again.'
Теперь вы опять стали храброй.
Dickens, Charles / Martin ChuzzlewitДиккенс, Чарльз / Жизнь и приключения Мартина Чезлвита
Жизнь и приключения Мартина Чезлвита
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Государственное издательство художественной литературы, 1960
Martin Chuzzlewit
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1994
I could see Isabel putting a brave face on a turn of events that was certainly causing her a great deal of satisfaction.
Я представил себе, как мужественно Изабелла переносит поворот событий, безусловно доставивший ей величайшее удовлетворение.
Maugham, William Somerset / The Razor's EdgeМоэм, Уильям Сомерсет / Острие бритвы
Острие бритвы
Моэм, Уильям Сомерсет
© Перевод. М. Лорие 2010
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2010
The Razor's Edge
Maugham, William Somerset
© 1943, 1944 by McCallllCorporation
© 1944 by W. Somerset Maugham
© renewed 1971, 1972 by Elizabeth Mary Lady Glendevon
It was as brave an act as ever I saw a man do.
Трудно представить себе более смелый поступок, чем тот, который совершил лорд Джон.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Lost WorldКонан Дойль, Артур / Затерянный мир
Затерянный мир
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство ЦК ЛКСМУ «Молодь», 1956
The Lost World
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
"Cheer up, my brave friend, and trust to a father's knowledge of womankind.
— Выше голову, мой храбрый друг, и верь отцу, который разбирается в женском сердце.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The Pathfinder, or, the Inland SeaКупер, Джеймс Фенимор / Следопыт, или На берегах Онтарио
Следопыт, или На берегах Онтарио
Купер, Джеймс Фенимор
© Издательство "Правда", 1981
The Pathfinder, or, the Inland Sea
Cooper, James Fenimore
© State University of New York 1981
'There's perils and dangers on the deep, my beauty,' said the Captain; 'and over many a brave ship, and many and many a bold heart, the secret waters has closed up, and never told no tales.
— Всякие беды и опасности подстерегают человека на море, моя красавица, — сказал капитан. — И над многими доблестными кораблями и многими и многими храбрыми сердцами сомкнулись немые воды, и так и не проронили ни словечка.
Dickens, Charles / Dombey and SonДиккенс, Чарльз / Торговый дом "Домби и сын"
Торговый дом "Домби и сын"
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1959
Dombey and Son
Dickens, Charles
© 2009 by Classic Books International
They are children, I tell you - strong, brave children.”
Говорят же тебе, что они малые дети. Храбрые и сильные, конечно.
Steinbeck, John / Cup of GoldСтейнбек, Джон / Золотая чаша
Золотая чаша
Стейнбек, Джон
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
Cup of Gold
Steinbeck, John
© John Steinbeck, 1929
© renewed John Steinbeck, 1957

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breɪvAdjectiveмужественный; отважный; смелый; храбрыйExamples

For six days they made a brave defence. — В течение шести дней они самоотверженно оказывали сопротивление.

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  1. 1.


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brave heart
бесстрашный человек
brave heart
brave heart
brave heart
храброе сердце
brave young man
brave spirit
pretend to be brave
as brave as a lion
храбрый как лев

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)braving
Past Participle (Participle II)braved
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I bravewe brave
you braveyou brave
he/she/it bravesthey brave
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am bravingwe are braving
you are bravingyou are braving
he/she/it is bravingthey are braving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have bravedwe have braved
you have bravedyou have braved
he/she/it has bravedthey have braved
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been bravingwe have been braving
you have been bravingyou have been braving
he/she/it has been bravingthey have been braving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I bravedwe braved
you bravedyou braved
he/she/it bravedthey braved
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was bravingwe were braving
you were bravingyou were braving
he/she/it was bravingthey were braving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had bravedwe had braved
you had bravedyou had braved
he/she/it had bravedthey had braved
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been bravingwe had been braving
you had been bravingyou had been braving
he/she/it had been bravingthey had been braving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will bravewe shall/will brave
you will braveyou will brave
he/she/it will bravethey will brave
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be bravingwe shall/will be braving
you will be bravingyou will be braving
he/she/it will be bravingthey will be braving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have bravedwe shall/will have braved
you will have bravedyou will have braved
he/she/it will have bravedthey will have braved
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been bravingwe shall/will have been braving
you will have been bravingyou will have been braving
he/she/it will have been bravingthey will have been braving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would bravewe should/would brave
you would braveyou would brave
he/she/it would bravethey would brave
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be bravingwe should/would be braving
you would be bravingyou would be braving
he/she/it would be bravingthey would be braving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have bravedwe should/would have braved
you would have bravedyou would have braved
he/she/it would have bravedthey would have braved
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been bravingwe should/would have been braving
you would have been bravingyou would have been braving
he/she/it would have been bravingthey would have been braving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am bravedwe are braved
you are bravedyou are braved
he/she/it is bravedthey are braved
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being bravedwe are being braved
you are being bravedyou are being braved
he/she/it is being bravedthey are being braved
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been bravedwe have been braved
you have been bravedyou have been braved
he/she/it has been bravedthey have been braved
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was bravedwe were braved
you were bravedyou were braved
he/she/it was bravedthey were braved
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being bravedwe were being braved
you were being bravedyou were being braved
he/she/it was being bravedthey were being braved
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been bravedwe had been braved
you had been bravedyou had been braved
he/she/it had been bravedthey had been braved
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be bravedwe shall/will be braved
you will be bravedyou will be braved
he/she/it will be bravedthey will be braved
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been bravedwe shall/will have been braved
you will have been bravedyou will have been braved
he/she/it will have been bravedthey will have been braved


Common casebravebraves
Possessive casebrave'sbraves'


Positive degreebrave
Comparative degreebraver
Superlative degreebravest