from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express approval, especially of a performance.
- n. A shout or cry of "bravo.”
- transitive v. To express approval of by shouting "bravo.”
- intransitive v. To shout "bravo.”
- n. A villain, especially a hired killer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hired soldier; an assassin; a desperado.
- n. A shout of "bravo!"
- n. The letter B in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- interj. Used to express appreciation, especially to a performer.
- v. To cheer or applaud, especially by saying bravo!
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer.
- interj. Well done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Well done! good! sometimes used as a noun: as, “with bravo and handclapping,”
- [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. A daring villain a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; an assassin or murderer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
- v. applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
- n. a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
Italian; see brave.
Italian, from bravo, wild, excellent; see brave.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian bravo. (Wiktionary)