Meaning of COURAGE in English
/ ˈkʌrɪdʒ; NAmE ˈkɜːr-/ noun
[ U ] the ability to do sth dangerous, or to face pain or opposition, without showing fear
SYN bravery :
He showed great courage and determination.
I haven't yet plucked up the courage to ask her.
moral / physical courage
courage in the face of danger
—see also Dutch courage
- have / lack the courage of your convictions
- take courage (from sth)
- take your courage in both hands
—more at screw verb
Middle English (denoting the heart, as the seat of feelings): from Old French corage , from Latin cor heart.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005