Definitions for Cavalierˌkæv əˈlɪər, ˈkæv əˌlɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cav•a•lierˌkæv əˈlɪər, ˈkæv əˌlɪər(n.; adj.)

  1. (n.)a horseman, esp. a mounted soldier; knight.

    Category: Western History

  2. one having the spirit or bearing of a knight; a courtly gentleman; gallant.

  3. the male escort or dancing partner of a woman.

  4. (cap.) an adherent of Charles I of England in his dispute with Parliament.

    Category: Western History

  5. (adj.)haughty, disdainful, or supercilious.

  6. casual; lighthearted.

  7. (cap.) of or pertaining to Cavaliers or Cavalier poets.

    Category: Western History, Literature

Origin of cavalier:

1590–1600; < MF: horseman, knight < It cavaliere < OPr < LL caballārius, der. of L caball(us) horse

cav`a•lier′ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cavalier, chevalier(noun)

    a gallant or courtly gentleman

  2. Cavalier, Royalist(adj)

    a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War

  3. cavalier, high-handed(adj)

    given to haughty disregard of others

Wiktionary

  1. cavalier(Noun)

    A military man serving on horse.

  2. cavalier(Noun)

    A sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.

  3. cavalier(Noun)

    One of the court party in the time of King Charles I, as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.

  4. cavalier(Noun)

    A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.

  5. cavalier(Noun)

    A well mannered man; a gentleman.

  6. cavalier(Adjective)

    Not caring enough about something important.

    The very dignified officials were confused by his cavalier manner.

  7. cavalier(Adjective)

    High-spirited.

  8. cavalier(Adjective)

    Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.

  9. cavalier(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cavalier(noun)

    a military man serving on horseback; a knight

  2. Cavalier(noun)

    a gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant

  3. Cavalier(noun)

    one of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament

  4. Cavalier(noun)

    a work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts

  5. Cavalier(adj)

    gay; easy; offhand; frank

  6. Cavalier(adj)

    high-spirited

  7. Cavalier(adj)

    supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque

  8. Cavalier(adj)

    of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I

Freebase

  1. Cavalier

    Cavalier was the name used by Parliamentarians for a Royalist supporter of King Charles I and his son Charles II during the English Civil War, the Interregnum, and the Restoration. Prince Rupert, commander of much of Charles I's cavalry, is often considered an archetypical Cavalier. Their clothes were leather knee high boots, tunics and hats complete with plumes


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cavalier(noun)

in former times, a horseman or knight.

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