gallant meaning

[ 'gælənt ] Pronunciation:   "gallant" in a sentence
Noun: gallant  gu'lant [N. Amer], 'galunt [Brit]
  1. A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    - dandy, dude, fop, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse 
  2. A man who attends or escorts a woman
    - squire
Adjective: gallant  gu'lant [N. Amer], 'galunt [Brit]
  1. Unflinching in battle or action
    "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers" 
  2. Lively and spirited
    - dashing 
  3. Having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    "a gallant pageant"
    - lofty, majestic, proud 
  4. Being attentive to women like an ideal knight
    - chivalrous, knightly

Derived forms: gallants

See also: brave, courageous, courteous, impressive, spirited

Type of: adult male, attendant, attender, man, tender

Encyclopedia: Gallant Gallant, Alabama


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  1. he was as ever assiduous and gallant.
  2. he was so courteous, so gallant.
  3. he's a good man and a very gallant officer.
  4. he put forward a gallant proposal.
  5. that gallant house was once the home of a nobleman.

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