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.

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