What does gallop mean?

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ˈgæl əpgal·lop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallopverb

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

  2. gallopverb

    ride at a galloping pace

    "He was galloping down the road"

  3. gallopverb

    go at galloping speed

    "The horse was galloping along"

  4. gallop, extendverb

    cause to move at full gallop

    "Did you gallop the horse just now?"

Wiktionary

  1. gallopnoun

    The fastest gait of a horse.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. gallopnoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. gallopverb

    To ride at a galloping pace

    Etymology: 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.

  4. gallopverb

    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.

    Etymology: 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. Gallopverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin; cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS. gehlepan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See Leap, and cf. 1st Wallop.]

  2. Gallopverb

    to ride a horse at a gallop

    Etymology: [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin; cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS. gehlepan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See Leap, and cf. 1st Wallop.]

  3. Gallopverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin; cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS. gehlepan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See Leap, and cf. 1st Wallop.]

  4. Gallopverb

    to cause to gallop

    Etymology: [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin; cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS. gehlepan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See Leap, and cf. 1st Wallop.]

  5. Gallopverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin; cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS. gehlepan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See Leap, and cf. 1st Wallop.]

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  1. Gallop

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gallop

    gal′up, v.i. to move by leaps, as a horse: to ride a galloping horse: to move very fast.—v.t. to cause to gallop.—n. the pace at which a horse runs when the forefeet are lifted together and the hindfeet together: a ride at a gallop.—n. Gall′oper, one who, or that which, gallops.—part. and adj. Gall′oping, proceeding at a gallop: (fig.) advancing rapidly, as in the phrase, 'a galloping consumption.'—Canterbury gallop, a moderate gallop of a horse (see Canter). [O. Fr. galop, galoper; prob. Teut., related to leap. There is a Flemish and a Middle High Ger. walop (n.). The root is seen in Old Fries. walla, to boil; cf. Well (1).]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gallop

    A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet together, in successive leaps or bounds. A word of command in the cavalry service.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallop in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gallop in a Sentence

  1. Honore de Balzac:

    This coffee plunges into the stomach...the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop...the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp-shooters.

  2. Flavio Volpe:

    You heard the Premier of Ontario. We might be short in a week. Well, the reinforcements are coming. They’re in full gallop.

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Translations for gallop

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  • cval, jet tryskem, letět tryskem, běžet tryskem, cválat, trysk, klusatCzech
  • galop, galopereDanish
  • galoppieren, GaloppGerman
  • galope, galoparSpanish
  • چهارنعل رفتن, چهارنعل, تاختنPersian
  • laukata, nelistää, neli, kiitolaukkaFinnish
  • galop, galoperFrench
  • דהרHebrew
  • galopigar, galoparIdo
  • ギャロップJapanese
  • galvotrūkčiais, šuoliai, šuoliuoti, galopasLithuanian
  • galopp, galoppereNorwegian
  • galopować, cwałPolish
  • galopar, galopePortuguese
  • галопи́ровать, галоп, скака́ть гало́помRussian
  • gàlop, га̀лоп, galopirati, галопиратиSerbo-Croatian
  • galopp, galopperaSwedish
  • ห้อThai

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