The quality of being confident, not afraid or easily intimidated, but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
‘It takes a lot of courage to be successful in business.’;
plural of gut
The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
‘He plucked up the courage to tell her how he felt.’;
The entrails or contents of the abdomen.
(obsolete) To encourage.
(slang) Courage; determination.
‘It must have taken some guts to speak in front of that audience.’; ‘She doesn't take any nonsense from anyone—she's got guts.’;
The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.
‘So priketh hem nature in here corages.’; ‘My lord, cheer up your spirits; our foes are nigh,and this soft courage makes your followers faint.’;
(slang) Content, substance.
‘His speech had no guts in it.’;
Heart; inclination; desire; will.
‘I'd such a courage to do him good.’;
(in the plural) The essential, core parts.
‘He knew all about the guts of the business, how things actually get done.’;
That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.
‘The king-becoming graces . . . Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude,I have no relish of them.’; ‘Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it.’;
(slang) One's innermost feelings.
‘If you need someone to spill your guts out to, I'm here.’;
To inspire with courage; to encourage.
‘Paul writeth unto Timothy . . . to courage him.’;
(informal) To show determination or courage (especially in the combination guts out).
‘He gutsed out a 6-1 win.’;
a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear
fortitude and determination;
‘he didn't have the guts to try it’;
the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery
‘she called on all her courage to face the ordeal’;
strength in the face of pain or grief
‘he fought his illness with great courage’;
Courage (also called bravery or valour) is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Valour is courage or bravery, especially in battle.