Definitions for gallantryˈgæl ən tri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•lant•ryˈgæl ən tri(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. dashing courage; heroic bravery; noble-minded behavior.

  2. chivalrous or flirtatious attention to women.

  3. a gallant action or speech.

Origin of gallantry:

1600–10; < MF galanterie= OF galant (see gallant ) +-erie -ry

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

Wiktionary

  1. gallantry(Noun)

    courage

  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

  1. GALLANTRY

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gallantry(noun)

bravery

He won a medal for gallantry.

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