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cavalier


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cavalier  \Cav`a*lier"\,  a. 
  Gay;  easy;  offhand;  frank. 
 
  The  plodding,  persevering  scupulous  accuracy  of  the 
  one  and  the  easy,  cavalier,  verbal  fluency  of  the 
  other  form  a  complete  contrast.  --Hazlitt. 
 
  2.  High-spirited.  [Obs.]  ``The  people  are  naturally  not 
  valiant,  and  not  much  cavalier.''  --Suckling. 
 
  3.  Supercilious;  haughty;  disdainful;  curt;  brusque. 
 
  4.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  party  of  King  Charles  I.  ``An  old 
  Cavalier  family.''  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cavalier  \Cav`a*lier"\  (k[a^]v`[.a]*l[=e]r"),  n.  [F.  cavalier, 
  It  cavaliere,  LL  caballarius  fr  L.  caballus.  See 
  {Cavalcade},  and  cf  {Chevalier},  {Caballine}.] 
  1.  A  military  man  serving  on  horseback;  a  knight. 
 
  2.  A  gay,  sprightly,  military  man;  hence  a  gallant. 
 
  3.  One  of  the  court  party  in  the  time  of  king  Charles  I.  as 
  contrasted  with  a  Roundhead  or  an  adherent  of  Parliament. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  4.  (Fort.)  A  work  of  more  than  ordinary  height,  rising  from 
  the  level  ground  of  a  bastion,  etc.,  and  overlooking 
  surrounding  parts 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cavalier 
  adj  :  given  to  haughty  disregard  of  others  [syn:  {high-handed}] 
  n  1:  a  gallant  or  courtly  gentleman  [syn:  {chevalier}] 
  2:  a  supporter  of  Charles  I  during  the  English  Civil  War  [syn: 
  {Cavalier}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cavalier,  ND  (city,  FIPS  12940) 
  Location:  48.79531  N,  97.62430  W 
  Population  (1990):  1508  (717  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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