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1. In Arthurian legend, the purest of the Knights of the Round Table who alone succeeded in the quest for the Holy Grail.
2. One considered to be noble, pure, or chivalrous.


1. (European Myth & Legend) Sir Galahad (in Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table, destined to regain the Holy Grail; son of Lancelot and Elaine
2. a pure or noble man


(ˈgæl əˌhæd)

1. Sir, the noblest and purest knight of the Round Table, son of Lancelot and Elaine: gained the Holy Grail.
2. a man showing devotion to the highest ideals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Galahad - (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round TableGalahad - (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
Arthurian legend - the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot


nGalahad m; (fig)Kavalier m, → Ritter m
References in classic literature ?
And after this fashion, adventure to seek, Was Sir Galahad made--as it might be last week!
A syndicate of Galahad, Parsifal, and Marcus Aurelius might have done it, but to an ordinary erring man, conscious of things done which should not have been done, and other things equally numerous left undone, he was too oppressive.
Galahad, Parsifal, and Marcus Aurelius, as I say, might have remained tranquil in his presence, but Robert Ferguson found the contract too large.
Exactly as I would speak of my nearest personal friends or enemies, or my most familiar neighbors, he spoke of Sir Bedivere, Sir Bors de Ganis, Sir Launcelot of the Lake, Sir Galahad, and all the other great names of the Table Round -- and how old, old, unspeakably old and faded and dry and musty and ancient he came to look as he went on
A young man whom he had once corrected had christened him, half jestingly, Sir Galahad, and certainly his life in London, a life which had to bear all the while the test of the limelight, had appeared to merit some such title.
So might our fame have gone down together for all time, and you be numbered with Sir Percival or Sir Galahad, or all the other rescuers of oppressed ladies.
At this the susceptible Bell, like a true Sir Galahad, dashed after the moving train and sprang aboard, without ticket or baggage, oblivious of his classes and his poverty and of all else except this one maiden's distress.
On June 8, 1982, Royal Artillery gunner Tony, part of 32 Alpha Air Defence Battery, spotted an Argentinian Skyhawk jet heading towards troop ships Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram moored in Bluff Cove.
15, fourpack of Galahad lager, a brand I am not familiar with, but now know is brewed in Atherstone, Warwickshire, a town not noted for lager production.
Lanval of the Fairy Lance, Sir Galahad, whose strength was as the strength of ten.
And the Mersey brothers will be joined by Gavin McDonnell and Kid Galahad on an impressive undercard for the sold-out show.
The Welsh Guardsman was horrifically injured on board the Sir Galahad warship after it was hit by an Argentine missile at Bluff Cove in 1982.