Valor

Val"or

(?), n. [OE. valour, OF. valor, valur, valour, F. valeur, LL. valor, fr. L. valere to be strong, or worth. See Valiant.]
[Written also valour.]

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1. Value; worth. [Obs.] "The valor of a penny." Sir T. More.
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2. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
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For contemplation he and valor formed.
Milton.
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When valor preys on reason,
It eats the sword it fights with.
Shak.
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Fear to do base, unworthy things is valor.
B. Jonson.
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3. A brave man; a man of valor. [R.] Ld. Lytton.
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Syn. -- Courage; heroism; bravery; gallantry; boldness; fearlessness. See Courage, and Heroism.
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