gallant


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gal·lant

 (găl′ənt)
adj.
1. Smartly or boldly stylish; dashing: a gallant feathered hat; cut a gallant figure at the coronation.
2.
a. Unflinching in battle or action; valiant: put up a gallant resistance to the attackers.
b. Nobly or selflessly resolute: made a gallant attempt to save his friend's reputation.
3. Stately; majestic: a gallant ship.
4.
a. Courteously attentive especially to women; chivalrous.
b. Flirtatious; amorous.
n. (gə-lănt′, -länt′, găl′ənt)
1. A fashionable young man.
2.
a. A man courteously attentive to women.
b. A male lover, especially one who is courteously attentive.
v. (gə-lănt′, -länt′) gal·lant·ed, gal·lant·ing, gal·lants
v.tr.
To woo or pay court to (a lady).
v.intr.
To play the gallant.

[Middle English galaunt, from Old French galant, present participle of galer, to rejoice, of Germanic origin; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

gal′lant·ly adv.

gallant

adj
1. brave and high-spirited; courageous and honourable; dashing: a gallant warrior.
2. (of a man) attentive to women; chivalrous
3. imposing; dignified; stately: a gallant ship.
4. archaic showy in dress
n
5. a woman's lover or suitor
6. a dashing or fashionable young man, esp one who pursues women
7. a brave, high-spirited, or adventurous man
vb
8. (when: intr, usually foll by with) to court or flirt (with)
9. (tr) to attend or escort (a woman)
[C15: from Old French galant, from galer to make merry, from gale enjoyment, pleasure, of Germanic origin; related to Old English wela weal2]
ˈgallantly adv
ˈgallantness n

gal•lant

(adj. ˈgæl ənt for 1, 3, 4; gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt, ˈgæl ənt for 2, 5; n. gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt, ˈgæl ənt; v. gəˈlænt, -ˈlɑnt)
adj.
1. brave, spirited, or noble-minded: a gallant knight; a gallant attempt.
2. attentive to women; chivalrous.
3. stately; grand: a gallant ship.
4. showy, colorful, or stylish, as in dress.
n.
5. a man exceptionally attentive to women.
6. a stylish and dashing man.
7. a suitor or lover.
v.t.
8. to court or act as a lover of (a woman).
9. to escort (a woman).
v.i.
10. to attend or pay court as a gallant.
[1350–1400; Middle English gala(u)nt < Old French galant, present participle of galer to amuse oneself, make merry < Gallo-Romance *walāre, derivative of Frankish *wala good, happy; see well1, weal1]
gal′lant•ly, adv.

Gal•lant

(ˈgæl ənt)
n.
Mavis, born 1922, Canadian short-story writer.

gallant


Past participle: gallanted
Gerund: gallanting

Imperative
gallant
gallant
Present
I gallant
you gallant
he/she/it gallants
we gallant
you gallant
they gallant
Preterite
I gallanted
you gallanted
he/she/it gallanted
we gallanted
you gallanted
they gallanted
Present Continuous
I am gallanting
you are gallanting
he/she/it is gallanting
we are gallanting
you are gallanting
they are gallanting
Present Perfect
I have gallanted
you have gallanted
he/she/it has gallanted
we have gallanted
you have gallanted
they have gallanted
Past Continuous
I was gallanting
you were gallanting
he/she/it was gallanting
we were gallanting
you were gallanting
they were gallanting
Past Perfect
I had gallanted
you had gallanted
he/she/it had gallanted
we had gallanted
you had gallanted
they had gallanted
Future
I will gallant
you will gallant
he/she/it will gallant
we will gallant
you will gallant
they will gallant
Future Perfect
I will have gallanted
you will have gallanted
he/she/it will have gallanted
we will have gallanted
you will have gallanted
they will have gallanted
Future Continuous
I will be gallanting
you will be gallanting
he/she/it will be gallanting
we will be gallanting
you will be gallanting
they will be gallanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gallanting
you have been gallanting
he/she/it has been gallanting
we have been gallanting
you have been gallanting
they have been gallanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gallanting
you will have been gallanting
he/she/it will have been gallanting
we will have been gallanting
you will have been gallanting
they will have been gallanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gallanting
you had been gallanting
he/she/it had been gallanting
we had been gallanting
you had been gallanting
they had been gallanting
Conditional
I would gallant
you would gallant
he/she/it would gallant
we would gallant
you would gallant
they would gallant
Past Conditional
I would have gallanted
you would have gallanted
he/she/it would have gallanted
we would have gallanted
you would have gallanted
they would have gallanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gallant - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearancegallant - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
coxcomb, cockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.gallant - a man who attends or escorts a woman
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Adj.1.gallant - unflinching in battle or action; "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
2.gallant - lively and spirited; "a dashing hero"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
3.gallant - having or displaying great dignity or nobilitygallant - having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
4.gallant - being attentive to women like an ideal knightgallant - being attentive to women like an ideal knight
courteous - characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners; "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon

gallant

adjective
2. courteous, mannerly, gentlemanly, polite, gracious, attentive, courtly, chivalrous He was a thoughtful, gallant and generous man.
courteous rude, churlish, impolite, discourteous, ill-mannered

gallant

adjective
2. Respectfully attentive, especially to women:
3. Characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy:
4. Full of polite concern for the well-being of others:
noun
A man amorously attentive to women:
Translations
شُجاع، باسِلفَخْم
galantnínádhernýstatečný
prægtigstrålendetapper
hugrakkurtignarlegur, glæsilegur
galantiškumasnarsanarsiainarsus
drosmīgsskaistsstalts

gallant

(o.f.)
A. [ˈgælənt] ADJ
1. (= brave) [warrior, officer] → gallardo; [effort] → valiente, noble
2. (= courteous) → galante, cortés
B. [gəˈlænt] Ngalán m

gallant

[ˈgælənt] adj
(= brave) → vaillant(e), brave
a gallant fight against illness → un combat courageux contre la maladie
(towards ladies)galant(e)

gallant

adj
(= courageous) person, effort, attempt, fighttapfer; gallant conductTapferkeit f
(= chivalrous) person, gestureritterlich
(liter, = showy) → prächtig
n (Hist, = suitor) → Galan m (old)

gallant

[ˈgælənt] adj (brave) → valoroso/a, prode; (towards ladies) → galante

gallant

(ˈgӕlənt) adjective
1. brave. a gallant soldier.
2. which looks splendid or fine. a gallant ship.
ˈgallantly adverb
ˈgallantry noun
1. bravery. He won a medal for gallantry.
2. politeness and attention to ladies. The young man was noted for gallantry.
References in classic literature ?
If you will come too," he answered, with a gallant little bow.
Though the arts of peace were unknown to this fatal region, its forests were alive with men; its shades and glens rang with the sounds of martial music, and the echoes of its mountains threw back the laugh, or repeated the wanton cry, of many a gallant and reckless youth, as he hurried by them, in the noontide of his spirits, to slumber in a long night of forgetfulness.
A soldier -- New England's most distinguished soldier -- he stood firmly on the pedestal of his gallant services; and, himself secure in the wise liberality of the successive administrations through which he had held office, he had been the safety of his subordinates in many an hour of danger and heart-quake General Miller was radically conservative; a man over whose kindly nature habit had no slight influence; attaching himself strongly to familiar faces, and with difficulty moved to change, even when change might have brought unquestionable improvement.
Before the barn door strutted the gallant cock, that pattern of a husband, a warrior and a fine gentleman, clapping his burnished wings and crowing in the pride and gladness of his heart, --sometimes tearing up the earth with his feet, and then generously calling his ever-hungry family of wives and children to enjoy the rich morsel which he had discovered.
He struck her, inevitably, as gallant and splendid, but what took her most of all and gave her the courage she afterward showed was that he put the whole thing to her as a kind of favor, an obligation he should gratefully incur.
Between the marble cenotaphs on either hand of the pulpit, the wall which formed its back was adorned with a large painting representing a gallant ship beating against a terrible storm off a lee coast of black rocks and snowy breakers.
The gallant Perseus, a son of Jupiter, was the first whaleman; and to the eternal honor of our calling be it said, that the first whale attacked by our brotherhood was not killed with any sordid intent.
Just then a soldier whose horse had been killed under him caught at my bridle and mounted me, and with this new master I was again going forward; but our gallant company was cruelly overpowered, and those who remained alive after the fierce fight for the guns came galloping back over the same ground.
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
The moment a candle was lighted there was a general rush upon the owner of it; a struggle and a gallant defence followed, but the candle was soon knocked down or blown out, and then there was a glad clamor of laughter and a new chase.
The bare little farmhouse was a fixed fact, but she had many a palace into which she now and then withdrew; palaces peopled with stirring and gallant figures belonging to the world of romance; palaces not without their heavenly apparitions too, breathing celestial counsel.
O, that I were on one of your gallant decks, and under your pro- tecting wing