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6 definitions found
 for Gallant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gallant \Gal"lant\ (g[a^]l"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[=a]l wanton,
     wicked, OS. g[=e]l merry, Goth. gailjan to make to rejoice,
     or perh. akin to E. weal. See Gala, Galloon.]
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     1. Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
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              The town is built in a very gallant place. --Evelyn.
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              Our royal, good and gallant ship.     --Shak.
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     2. Noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited;
        courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as, a gallant youth; a
        gallant officer.
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              That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds. --Shak.
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              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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gallant \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.
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     2. To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant
        a fan. [Obs.] --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gallant \Gal*lant"\ (?; 277), a.
     Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women;
     chivalrous.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gallant \Gal*lant"\ (?; 277), n.
     1. A man of mettle or spirit; a gay, fashionable man; a young
        blood. --Shak.
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     2. One fond of paying attention to ladies.
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     3. One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a
        seducer. --Addison.
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     Note: In the first sense it is by some ortho["e]pists (as in
           Shakespeare) accented on the first syllable.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gallant
      adj 1: unflinching in battle or action; "a gallant warrior";
             "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"
      2: lively and spirited; "a dashing hero" [syn: dashing,
         gallant]
      3: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant
         pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine
         peaks" [syn: gallant, lofty, majestic, proud]
      4: being attentive to women like an ideal knight [syn:
         chivalrous, gallant, knightly]
      n 1: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
           [syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau,
           swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse]
      2: a man who attends or escorts a woman [syn: squire,
         gallant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  204 Moby Thesaurus words for "gallant":
     Achilles, Beau Brummel, Casanova, David, Don Juan, Hector,
     Lothario, Roland, Romeo, Samson, a man, abandoned, admirer, adorer,
     amorist, amoroso, attentive, beau, beloved, blade, blood, bold,
     bold-spirited, boulevardier, boyfriend, brave, bravura, braw, buck,
     bulldog, caballero, cavalier, cavaliere servente, ceremonious,
     champion, chevalier, chichi, chivalric, chivalrous, chutzpanik,
     clotheshorse, considerate, courageous, courteous, courtly, coxcomb,
     dandy, daring, dashing, date, dauntless, debauched, debauchee,
     decorated hero, demigod, demigoddess, dignified, dirty old man,
     dissipated, dissolute, doughty, dressy, dude, elegant, escort,
     esquire, exhibitionistic, exquisite, fashion plate, fast, fearless,
     fellow, fighting cock, fine, fine gentleman, flame, flashing,
     flashy, flaunting, fop, formal, free, fribble, frilly, frothy,
     game, gamecock, gay, gay deceiver, gay dog, gentlemanly, gigolo,
     glittering, glorious, good soldier, gracious, grand, greathearted,
     hardy, hero, heroic, heroine, herolike, high-spirited, imposing,
     inamorato, intrepid, ironhearted, jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, jaunty,
     jazzy, knight, knightlike, knightly, lady-killer, lecher,
     libertine, licentious, lion, lionhearted, lothario, lounge lizard,
     love-maker, lover, lover-boy, macaroni, magnificent, majestic, man,
     man of courage, man-about-town, manful, manly, mannerly, masher,
     mettlesome, necker, noble, old man, old-fashioned, old-world,
     paladin, paramour, petter, philanderer, plucky, polite, profligate,
     puppy, rake, rakehell, rakehellish, rakehelly, rakish, rip, roue,
     rounder, satyr, seducer, sheik, showy, skirt chaser, snazzy,
     soldierlike, soldierly, spark, sparker, splashy, splendid, splurgy,
     sport, sporty, squire, stalwart, stately, stout, stouthearted,
     suave, sugar daddy, suitor, swain, sweetheart, swell, swinger,
     the brave, thoughtful, tiger, unafraid, unbridled, undaunted,
     urbane, valiant, valiant knight, valorous, walking phallus, wanton,
     well-bred, wild, wolf, woman chaser, womanizer, wooer, young man
  
  

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