What does gallant mean?

Definitions for gallant
ˈgæl ənt for 1, 3, 4 ; gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt, ˈgæl ənt for 2, 5 ; n. gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt, ˈgæl ənt; gəˈlænt, -gal·lant

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorsenoun

    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

  2. squire, gallantadjective

    a man who attends or escorts a woman

  3. gallantadjective

    unflinching in battle or action

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

  4. dashing, gallantadjective

    lively and spirited

    "a dashing hero"

  5. gallant, lofty, majestic, proudadjective

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

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

  6. chivalrous, gallant, knightlyadjective

    being attentive to women like an ideal knight

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallantadjective

    showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed

  2. Gallantadjective

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

  3. Gallantadjective

    polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous

  4. Gallantnoun

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

  5. Gallantnoun

    one fond of paying attention to ladies

  6. Gallantnoun

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

  7. Gallantverb

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

  8. Gallantverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gallant

    gal′ant, adj. brave: noble: (rare) gay, splendid, magnificent: courteous or attentive to ladies: amorous, erotic (sometimes gal-ant′).n. a gay, dashing person: a man of fashion: suitor, seducer.—adv. Gall′antly.—ns. Gall′antness; Gall′antry, bravery: intrepidity: attention or devotion to ladies, often in a bad sense, amorous intrigue: (Shak.) gallants collectively. [Fr. galant—O. Fr. gale, a merrymaking; prob. Teut.]

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gallant

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of gallant in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    It was one of the largest and most daring rescue missions in American history. Pat and his team rescued 75 captives and killed 20 ISIS terrorists. Pat, you embody the righteous glory of American valor. We stand in awe of your heroic, daring and gallant deeds, you truly went above and beyond the call of duty to earn our nation's highest military honor.

  2. Winston Churchill, The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy:

    Why, you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of all fears.

  3. Winston Churchill:

    Why you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, and th most audacious soldier, put them at a table together-and what do you get? The sum of their fears.

  4. Richard Tyrrell:

    We felt comfortable in Egypt's demand for LNG over a five-year period and we still feel that there's a good chance Höegh Gallant will serve for longer, but it all depends on how quickly local reserves are developed.

  5. Emir Abubakar Isa Ahmadu:

    We appreciate the gallant efforts of the Nigerian military, hunters and vigilantes that saw the liberation of our towns.

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  • galantníCzech
  • ανδρείος, γενναίος, ιπποτικός, αβρός, ευγενήςGreek
  • galantaEsperanto
  • cortés, valiente, gallardoSpanish
  • uljas, urhea, ritarillinen, kunniallinenFinnish
  • braveFrench
  • वीरHindi
  • կնամեծարArmenian
  • galantaIdo
  • cavaliere, gentiluomo, galante, damerino, valorosoItalian
  • 勇敢な, 勇ましいJapanese
  • animosusLatin
  • galantePortuguese
  • galantRomanian
  • джентльмен, отважный, смелый, щёголь, храбрый, обходительный, любезный, почтенный, галантный, доблестный, бравыйRussian
  • tapper, galantSwedish
  • ga-lăngVietnamese

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