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Meaning of GALLANT

Pronunciation:  [adj]'galunt, [v]gu'lant, gu'lant

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
  2. [n]  a man who attends or escorts a woman
  3. [adj]  unflinching in battle or action; "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"
  4. [adj]  having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal knight
  5. [adj]  having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
  6. [adj]  lively and spirited; "a dashing hero"
 

GALLANT is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: beau, brave, chivalrous, clotheshorse, courageous, courteous, dandy, dashing, dude, fashion plate, fearless, fop, impressive, knightly, lofty, majestic, proud, sheik, spirited, squire, swell
 
 See Also: adult male, attendant, attender, Beau Brummell, Brummell, cockscomb, coxcomb, George Bryan Brummell, man, tender

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gal"lant\, a. [F. gallant, prop. p. pr. of OF. galer to
    rejoice, akin to OF. gale amusement, It. gala ornament; of
    German origin; cf. OHG. geil merry, luxuriant, wanton, G.
    geil lascivious, akin to AS. g?l wanton, wicked, OS. g?l
    merry, Goth. gailjan to make to rejoice, or perh. akin to E.
    weal. See {Gala}, {Galloon}.]
    1. Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
    
             The town is built in a very gallant place. --Evelyn.
    
             Our royal, good and gallant ship.     --Shak.
    
    2. Noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited;
       courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as, a gallant youth; a
       gallant officer.
    
             That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds. --Shak.
    
             The gay, the wise, the gallant, and the grave.
                                                   --Waller.
    
    Syn: {Gallant}, {Courageous}, {Brave}.
    
    Usage: Courageous is generic, denoting an inward spirit which
           rises above fear; brave is more outward, marking a
           spirit which braves or defies danger; gallant rises
           still higher, denoting bravery on extraordinary
           occasions in a spirit of adventure. A courageous man
           is ready for battle; a brave man courts it; a gallant
           man dashes into the midst of the conflict.
    
    
  2. \Gal*lant"\ (?; 277), a.
    Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women;
    chivalrous.
    
    
  3. \Gal*lant"\ (?; 277), n.
    1. A man of mettle or spirit; a gay; fashionable man; a young
       blood. --Shak.
    
    2. One fond of paying attention to ladies.
    
    3. One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a
       seducer. --Addison.
    
    Note: In the first sense it is by some ortho["e]pists (as in
          Shakespeare) accented on the first syllable.
    
    
  4. \Gal*lant"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gallanted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Gallanting}.]
    1. To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to
       the play.
    
    2. To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant
       a fan. [Obs.] --Addison.
    
    
 
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