Valiant

Val"iant

(?), a. [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail, Convalesce, Equivalent, Prevail, Valid.]
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1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer. [Obs.] Walton.
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2. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.
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A valiant and most expert gentleman.
Shak.
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And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles.
1 Sam. xviii. 17.
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3. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. "Thou bearest the highest name for valiant acts." Milton.
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[The saints] have made such valiant confessions.
J. H. Newman.
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-- Val"iant*ly, adv. -- Val"iant*ness, n.
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