Associations to the word «Gallant»

Wiktionary

GALLANT, adjective. Brave, valiant.
GALLANT, adjective. Honorable.
GALLANT, adjective. Grand, noble.
GALLANT, adjective. (obsolete) Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
GALLANT, adjective. Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.
GALLANT, noun. (dated) Fashionable young man, who is polite and attentive to women.
GALLANT, noun. One who woos, a lover, a suitor, a seducer.
GALLANT, noun. An animal or thing of grey colour, such as a horse, badger, or salmon.
GALLANT, noun. (nautical) topgallant
GALLANT, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To attend or wait on (a lady).
GALLANT, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To handle with grace or in a modish manner.

Dictionary definition

GALLANT, noun. A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.
GALLANT, noun. A man who attends or escorts a woman.
GALLANT, adjective. Unflinching in battle or action; "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers".
GALLANT, adjective. Lively and spirited; "a dashing hero".
GALLANT, adjective. Having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks".
GALLANT, adjective. Being attentive to women like an ideal knight.

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