Meaning of COURAGE in English

COURAGE

■ noun the ability to do something that frightens one.

↘strength in the face of pain or grief.

Phrases

have the ~ of one's convictions act on one's beliefs despite danger or disapproval.

take ~ make an effort to do something that frightens one.

take one's ~ in both hands nerve oneself to do something that frightens one.

Origin

ME: from OFr. corage , from L. cor 'heart'.

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