Definitions for gallantˈgæl ənt for 1, 3, 4 ; gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt, ˈgæl ənt for 2, 5 ; n. gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt, ˈgæl ənt; gəˈlænt, -

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•lantˈgæl ənt for 1, 3, 4 ; gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt, ˈgæl ənt for 2, 5 ; n. gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt, ˈgæl ənt; gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt(adj.; v.)

  1. brave, spirited, or noble-minded:

    a gallant knight; a gallant attempt.

  2. attentive to women; chivalrous.

  3. stately; grand:

    a gallant ship.

  4. showy, colorful, or stylish, as in dress.

  5. (n.)a man exceptionally attentive to women.

  6. a stylish and dashing man.

  7. a suitor or lover.

  8. (v.t.)to court or act as a lover of (a woman).

  9. to escort (a woman).

  10. (v.i.)to attend or pay court as a gallant.

Origin of gallant:

1350–1400; ME gala(u)nt < OF galant, prp. of galer to amuse oneself, make merry < Gallo-Rom *walāre, der. of Frankish *wala good, happy; see well1, weal1

gal′lant•ly(adv.)

Gal•lantˈgæl ənt(n.)

  1. Mavis,born 1922, Canadian short-story writer.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse(noun)

    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

  2. squire, gallant(adj)

    a man who attends or escorts a woman

  3. gallant(adj)

    unflinching in battle or action

    "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"

  4. dashing, gallant(adj)

    lively and spirited

    "a dashing hero"

  5. gallant, lofty, majestic, proud(adj)

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"

  6. chivalrous, gallant, knightly(adj)

    being attentive to women like an ideal knight

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallant(adj)

    showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed

  2. Gallant(adj)

    noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited; courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as, a gallant youth; a gallant officer

  3. Gallant(adj)

    polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous

  4. Gallant(noun)

    a man of mettle or spirit; a gay; fashionable man; a young blood

  5. Gallant(noun)

    one fond of paying attention to ladies

  6. Gallant(noun)

    one who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer

  7. Gallant(verb)

    to attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play

  8. Gallant(verb)

    to handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan

Freebase

  1. Gallant

    Gallant, also known as Clear Springs or Greasy Cove, is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Etowah County, Alabama, United States, and partially in St. Clair County, Alabama, United States. It lies west of the city of Gadsden, the county seat of Etowah County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 855. Its elevation is 814 feet. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 35972.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. gallant

    1. To remember one is a gentleman in spite of one's birth and training. 2. To give up your seat in a car to a woman, and tread on your neighbor's foot to get even. 3. To do a perfectly unselfish act from selfish motives.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gallant(adjective)

brave

a gallant soldier.

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