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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallant  \Gal*lant"\  (?;  277),  n. 
  1.  A  man  of  mettle  or  spirit;  a  gay;  fashionable  man;  a  young 
  blood.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  One  fond  of  paying  attention  to  ladies. 
 
  3.  One  who  wooes;  a  lover;  a  suitor;  in  a  bad  sense  a 
  seducer.  --Addison. 
 
  Note:  In  the  first  sense  it  is  by  some  ortho["e]pists  (as  in 
  Shakespeare)  accented  on  the  first  syllable. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallant  \Gal"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?l  wanton,  wicked,  OS  g?l 
  merry,  Goth.  gailjan  to  make  to  rejoice,  or  perh.  akin  to  E. 
  weal.  See  {Gala},  {Galloon}.] 
  1.  Showy;  splendid;  magnificent;  gay;  well-dressed. 
 
  The  town  is  built  in  a  very  gallant  place  --Evelyn. 
 
  Our  royal,  good  and  gallant  ship.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Noble  in  bearing  or  spirit;  brave;  high-spirited; 
  courageous;  heroic;  magnanimous;  as  a  gallant  youth;  a 
  gallant  officer. 
 
  That  gallant  spirit  hath  aspired  the  clouds.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  handle  with  grace  or  in  a  modish  manner;  as  to  gallant 
  a  fan.  [Obs.]  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallant  \Gal*lant"\  (?;  277),  a. 
  Polite  and  attentive  to  ladies;  courteous  to  women; 
  chivalrous. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 
  3:  having  or  displaying  great  dignity  or  nobility;  "a  gallant 
  pageant";  "lofty  ships";  "majestic  cities";  "proud  alpine 
  peaks"  [syn:  {lofty},  {majestic},  {proud}] 
  4:  having  the  qualities  of  gallantry  attributed  to  an  ideal 
  knight  [syn:  {chivalrous},  {knightly}] 
  n  1:  a  man  who  is  much  concerned  with  his  dress  and  appearance 
  [syn:  {dandy},  {dude},  {fop},  {sheik},  {beau},  {swell}, 
  {fashion  plate},  {clotheshorse}] 
  2:  a  man  who  attends  or  escorts  a  woman  [syn:  {squire}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gallant,  AL 
  Zip  code(s):  35972 




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