quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, or pain
A person has courage if they do something even though they are afraid. Courage can be doing things that other people think should be scary. A person has courage if they put themself in danger to save another person (this is called mental strength). If someone has courage, it is said that they are courageous, standing up for what you believe in (also called moral strength).
For example, someone may be said to have courage if they fight a lion, or save a baby from a burning building.
Courage is the opposite of fear and can also be called bravery.