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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. gallantly, chivalrously(adverb)

    in a gallant manner

    "he gallantly offered to take her home"

Wiktionary

  1. gallantly(Adverb)

    In a gallant manner, gentlemanly, with social graces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallantly(adverb)

    in a polite or courtly manner; like a gallant or wooer

  2. Gallantly(adverb)

    in a gallant manner


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