Definition of Bravo

1. Noun. A murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed. "Assassinators of kings and emperors"

Exact synonyms: Assassin, Assassinator
Category relationships: Government, Political Science, Politics
Generic synonyms: Liquidator, Manslayer, Murderer
Specialized synonyms: Booth, John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, Oswald
Derivative terms: Assassinate, Assassinate



2. Verb. Applaud with shouts of 'bravo' or 'brava'.
Generic synonyms: Acclaim, Applaud, Clap, Spat

3. Noun. A cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance.
Generic synonyms: Cheer

Definition of Bravo

1. n. A daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer.

2. interj. Well done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.

Definition of Bravo

1. Noun. The letter ''B'' in the ICAO spelling alphabet. ¹

2. Noun. A hired thug; an assassin. ¹

3. Noun. A shout of "bravo!" ¹

4. Interjection. Used to express appreciation, especially to a performer. ¹

5. Verb. To cheer or applaud, especially by saying ''bravo!'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bravo

1. a hired killer [n -VOS or -VOES or -VI] / to applaud by shouting "bravo" [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bravo

braveheart
bravely
braveness
bravenesses
braver
braveries
bravers
bravery
braves
bravest
bravi
braving
bravingly
bravings
bravissimo
bravo (current term)
bravoed
bravoes
bravoing
bravos
bravura
bravuras
bravure
braw
brawer
brawest
brawl
brawled
brawler
brawlers

Literary usage of Bravo

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1. The Poets and Poetry of America by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1856)
"Rio BR ATO ' Rio bravo !—saw men ever such a eight Since the field of Roncesvalles «eal'd the ... Rio bravo ! Rio bravo ! brave hearts ne'er mourn'd such a ..."

2. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by OECD., OECD Staff, Oecd (2003)
"Box 3.3 Water shortage in the Rio bravo/Rio Grande basin The main instrument for solving water issues at the border between Mexico and the United States is ..."

3. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"RIO bravo —A MEXICAN LAMENT [May 8, 1846] Rio bravo! Rio bravo! Saw men ever such a sight? Since the field of Roncesvalles Sealed the fate of many a knight. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"Rio bravo I Rio bravo I Minstrel ne'er knew such a fig'it, Since the field ... Sleep beneath that sullen wave, Rio bravo, thou hast floated Other champions ..."

5. The Poems of Charles Fenno Hoffman by Charles Fenno Hoffman (1873)
"I. RIO bravo ! Rio bravo ! saw men ever such a sight Since the field of ... Rio bravo ! brave hearts ne'er mourned such a sight, Since the noblest lost ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"He becomes obnoxious to the Council, und a bravo is set on his track to kill ... The bravo, sick of his horrible trade, has refused to take a hand in the ..."

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