What does gallantry mean?

Definitions for gallantryˈgæl ən tri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gallantry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy(noun)

    the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)

    "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"

  2. chivalry, gallantry, politesse(noun)

    courtesy towards women

  3. gallantry(noun)

    polite attentiveness to women


  1. gallantry(Noun)


  2. gallantry(Noun)

    chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women

  3. gallantry(Noun)

    an instance of gallant behaviour or speech

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallantry(noun)

    splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery

  2. Gallantry(noun)

    bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry

  3. Gallantry(noun)

    civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue

  4. Gallantry(noun)

    gallant persons, collectively

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    This word is now almost obsolete. It was formerly employed to express a deferential attention on the part of the man who in a crowded car gave up his seat to the ladies.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallantry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallantry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of gallantry

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Translations for gallantry

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • galantnostCzech
  • TapferkeitGerman
  • urheus, ritarillisuusFinnish
  • courage, galanterieFrench
  • 勇敢Japanese
  • galanterieDutch
  • curaj, galanterie, cutezanță, curtoazie, bravurăRomanian
  • храбрость, мужество, смелость, галантность, отвагаRussian

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