What does the word morale mean?

Usage examples for morale

  1. But then the lines held firmly, and all the Germans had to show for an awful sacrifice of life and morale was a few miles of advance into territory already devastated by war. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  2. Rae had no such notion, for he had lived too long with natives and with half- breeds not to know that daily work was needful not only for the health, but even more for the morale and efficiency of his men. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely