Definitions for gallopˈgæl əp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•lopˈgæl əp(v.i.)

  1. to ride a horse at a gallop; ride at full speed.

  2. to run rapidly by leaps, as a horse; go at a gallop.

  3. to go fast, race, or hurry, as a person or time.

  4. (v.t.)to cause (a horse or other animal) to gallop.

  5. (n.)a fast gait of the horse or other quadruped in which, in the course of each stride, all four feet are off the ground at once.

  6. a run or ride at this gait.

  7. a rapid rate of going.

  8. a period of going rapidly.

Origin of gallop:

1375–1425; < OF galoper (see well1, leap )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallop(verb)

    a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously

  2. gallop(verb)

    ride at a galloping pace

    "He was galloping down the road"

  3. gallop(verb)

    go at galloping speed

    "The horse was galloping along"

  4. gallop, extend(verb)

    cause to move at full gallop

    "Did you gallop the horse just now?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gallop(verb)ˈæləp

    (of a horse) to run at top speed

  2. gallop(noun)ˈæləp

    a horse's top speed

    to break into a gallop


  1. gallop(Noun)

    The fastest gait of a horse.

  2. gallop(Noun)

    A two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously

  3. gallop(Verb)

    To ride at a galloping pace

  4. gallop(Verb)

    To make electrical or other utility lines sway and/or move up and down violently, usually due to a combination of high winds and ice accrual on the lines.

  5. Origin: galopen, from galoper, from * from * + *, from hlaupanan, from klaup-. Possibly also derived from a deverbal of from * from a Proto-Germanic word meaning "dead, victim, slain" from wel- + * from *. More at well, leap, valkyrie. See also wallop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallop(verb)

    to move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed

  2. Gallop(verb)

    to ride a horse at a gallop

  3. Gallop(verb)

    fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination

  4. Gallop(verb)

    to cause to gallop

  5. Gallop(verb)

    a mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds


  1. Gallop

    Gallop, sometimes credited as Studio Gallop, is a Japanese animation studio.

Translations for gallop

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a horse) to move at a gallop

The horse galloped round the field.

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