gallant

  • 1 Gallant — may refer to:In fiction* Felicia Gallant, a character on the soap opera Another World * Michael Gallant, a medical doctor in the TV series ER * Goofus Gallant, a cartoon in Highlights for Children featuring two contrasting boys to show… …

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  • 2 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Gallant — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Gerard Gallant (* 1963), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Mavis Gallant (* 1922), kanadische Schriftstellerin Trevor Gallant (* 1975), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten: Gallant… …

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  • 4 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan. [Obs.] Addison.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 gallant — [gal′ənt; ] for adj.4 & n. usually, and for v. always, [gə lant′, gəlänt′] adj. [ME galaunt < OFr galant, merry, brave, prp. of galer, to rejoice, make merry < gala: see GALA] 1. showy and lively in dress or manner 2. stately; imposing [a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Gallant — Gal*lant (?; 277), a. Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Gallant — Gal*lant (?; 277), n. 1. A man of mettle or spirit; a gay, fashionable man; a young blood. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. One fond of paying attention to ladies. [1913 Webster] 3. One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer. Addison.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Gallant — Gallant, Bai im Süden von Patagonien (Südamerika) …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 gallant — index heroic, magnanimous, undaunted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 Gallant —   [gə lænt], Mavis Leslie, geboren Young [jʌȖ], kanadische Schriftstellerin englischer Sprache, * Montreal 11. 8. 1922; lebt seit 1950 überwiegend in Europa, v. a. in Paris. Beherrschendes Thema ihrer Prosa ist die Entfremdung in komplexen… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 gallant — adj courtly, chivalrous, courteous, polite, *civil Analogous words: attentive, considerate, *thoughtful: *spirited, mettle some, high spirited: urbane, *suave …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 gallant — is pronounced gal ǝnt in the ordinary meaning ‘brave’, and gǝ lant in the special meaning ‘attentive to women, amorous’ and the related noun ‘lover or paramour’. Fowler thought that these two uses were, even then (1926), ‘perhaps moribund’, but… …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 gallant — [adj] brave, splendid attentive, bold, considerate, courageous, courteous, courtly, daring, dashing, dauntless, dignified, doughty, fearless, fire eating*, game*, glorious, gracious, grand, gritty*, hairy*, heroic, honorable, intrepid,… …

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  • 14 gallant — homme, Scitus homo, Grapicus homo, B. ex Plaut …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 15 gallant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) brave; heroic. 2) (of a man) charming; chivalrous. 3) archaic of fine appearance; grand. ► NOUN ▪ a man who is charmingly attentive to women. DERIVATIVES gallantly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 Gallant — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …

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  • 17 gallant — [[t]gæ̱lənt[/t]] (Pronounced [[t]gəlæ̱nt[/t]] or [[t]gæ̱lənt[/t]] for meaning 3.) 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is gallant, they behave bravely and honourably in a dangerous or difficult situation. [OLD FASHIONED] The gallant soldiers lost their lives …

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  • 18 gallant — I UK [ˈɡælənt] / US adjective 1) literary brave the gallant knights of Camelot 2) a gallant effort, attempt, or fight is one in which you try very hard, but do not succeed 3) old fashioned UK [ˈɡælənt] / US / UK [ɡəˈlænt] / US a man who is… …

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  • 19 gallant — gallantly, adv. gallantness, n. adj. /gal euhnt/ for 1, 3, 4; /geuh lant , lahnt , gal euhnt/ for 2, 5; n. /geuh lant , lahnt , gal euhnt/; v. /geuh lant , lahnt /, adj. 1. brave, spirited, noble minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight; a gallant …

    Universalium

  • 20 gallant — gal|lant1 [ˈgælənt] adj old fashioned [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: galer to have a good time , from gale; GALA] 1.) a man who is gallant is kind and polite towards women ▪ a gallant young gentleman 2.) brave ▪ a gallant attempt to save …

    Dictionary of contemporary English