• WordNet 3.6
    • v bravo applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
    • n bravo a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
    • n bravo a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed "his assassins were hunted down like animals","assassinators of kings and emperors"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bravo A daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer. "Safe from detection, seize the unwary prey.
      And stab, like bravoes , all who come this way."
    • interj Bravo Well done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bravo Well done! good! sometimes used as a noun: as, “with bravo and handclapping,”
    • bravo [It Italian the word is an adjective, and the correct usage is to say bravo to a male singer or actor, brava to a female, and bravi to a company; but in French and properly in English the word is a mere interjection. Careful persons familiar with the Italian usage do, however, discriminate as to gender.]
    • n bravo A daring villain a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; an assassin or murderer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bravo bräv′o a daring villain: a hired assassin
    • interj Bravo bräv′o well done: excellent.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
I. See Brave (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

And so riding, he was beset by the bravoes of his enemy and slain.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Men have before hired bravos to transact their crimes, while their own person and reputation sat under shelter.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bravo, mes amis, you are doing grandly!
"With Joffre at Verdun" by F. S. Brereton
The Jew cried "bravo" and clapped softly.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
It was small wonder that the people cheered and cried bravo!
"Camilla: A Tale of a Violin" by Charles Barnard
An every-day bravo might equally well have satisfied the requirements of the action.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Don Perez, afraid to encounter with Don Gaspar, has hired bravos to dispatch him.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
The leader of the Young-Toliver faction was a notorious bravo named Craig Toliver.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Bravo, he goes uphill fast.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The others were filled with wonder, bravos, at her strength and courage.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer

In poetry:

Bravo, my Ibrahim,
Thou always wast a welcome messenger,
And now at length--at length--accept my thanks
For the good tidings.
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
His eyeballs glistened in his eyes -
I sat and watched and smoked my pipe;
"Bravo!" I said, "I recognize
The phrensy of your prototype!"
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Moscow and Chicago!
Come let us praise battling Kerensky,
Bravo! Bravo!
Comrade Kerensky the thunderstorm and rainbow!
Comrade Kerensky, Bravo, Bravo!
"This, My Song, Is Made For Kerensky" by Vachel Lindsay
When the night-watch lounged through the quiet
With the stir of halberds and swords,
Not a bravo was there to defy it,
Not a gallant to brave with words.
"The Alcalde’s Daughter" by Madison Julius Cawein
Bravo. No sentinel posted will ever again,
Here the countersign, "Braddock." or the pass-word, "Duquesne."
Each spectre must give, as he passes this spot,
The parole of dishonour, "MANASSAS and SCOTT."
"The Red Zouave" by Anonymous Americas
Ripe for any adventure, sturdy, loyal, and game,
Quick to the call of the Mother, the keen Canadians came.
Hurrah for the young Dominion! Then cheer them with heart and voice,
The Maple shall never wither! Bravo, Canada boys!
"The Lads of the Maple Leaf" by Jessie Pope

In news:

With more than 20 years of history, Fiesta Bravo is well established on the Tri-State restaurant scene.
Taylor Armstrong, left, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, Brandi Glanville of Bravo 's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".
This is Bravo 's ninth year as a grant recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Chef Carla Pellegrino on Bravo 's 'Top Chef' tonight.
Carla Pellegrino, left, competes on Season 10 of Bravo 's "Top Chef" in Seattle.
Carla Pellegrino, right, competes on Season 10 of Bravo 's "Top Chef" in Seattle.
Bravo 's Emmy-nominated digital video series 'Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen' returns Wednesday, Nov 28.
Bravo Greenlights Two More Atlanta-Based Series.
Bravo Media on Tuesday greenlit two new series that focus on life in Atlanta, Married to Medicine and Taking Atlanta (working title).
Bill Bravo 's blog postings.
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Photo by Kevin P Casey/ Bravo .
Bravo Brio rolls out loyalty program nationwide.
Internet mocks Bravo 's 'Silicon Valley'.
"If you watch the latest promo for Bravo 's Silicon Valley reality show and think, hey these entrepreneurs failed actors are just stringing together tech buzzwords, it's because that's exactly what they're doing," writes Gizmodo.

In science:

Robles, M., Lopez H., M., Santos, A. & Bravo Yuste, S. Is there a glass transition for dense hard-sphere systems? J.
Glass transition and random packing in the hard sphere system
When using Theorem 4.4 as a definition, Lamperti’s transformation theorem (Theorem 4.3) is far from obvious, and in fact the proof in [111] misses a few cases. A recent paper by Caballero, Lambert and Uribe Bravo contains several proofs and a thorough discussion.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
This is in agreement with the tight correlation between the Mn-to-Cr mass ratio in the ejecta of SNeIa and the metallicity of the progenitor found by Badenes, Bravo & Hughes (2008), MMn /MCr = 5.3 × Z 0.65 .
Manganese evolution in Omega Centauri: a clue to the cluster formation mechanisms?
In their recent work Bravo-Abad et al. suggested that light scattering by randomly distributed ferroelectric domains might contribute towards appearance of forward emission peak of the second harmonic signal .
Parametric wave interaction in quadratic crystal with randomized distribution of ferroelectric domains
Velocity fields and intensity maps were obtained in HI by Bravo-Alfaro (1997) and in Hα by Amram et al. (1994).
Near-infrared adaptive optics observations of galaxy clusters: Abell 262 at z=0.0157, J1836.3CR at z=0.414, and PKS 0743-006 at z=0.994