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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallop  \Gal"lop\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Galloped};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Galloping}.]  [OE.  galopen  F.  galoper,  of  German  origin; 
  cf  assumed  Goth.  ga-hlaupan  to  run,  OHG.  giloufen  AS 
  gehle['a]pan  to  leap,  dance,  fr  root  of  E.  leap,  and  a 
  prefix;  or  cf  OFlem  walop  a  gallop.  See  {Leap},  and  cf  1st 
  {Wallop}.] 
  1.  To  move  or  run  in  the  mode  called  a  gallop;  as  a  horse;  to 
  go  at  a  gallop;  to  run  or  move  with  speed. 
 
  But  gallop  lively  down  the  western  hill.  --Donne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallop  \Gal"lop\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  gallop. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallop  \Gal"lop\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  galop.  See  {Gallop},  v.  i.,  and  cf 
  {Galop}.] 
  A  mode  of  running  by  a  quadruped,  particularly  by  a  horse,  by 
  lifting  alternately  the  fore  feet  and  the  hind  feet,  in 
  successive  leaps  or  bounds. 
 
  {Hand  gallop},  a  slow  or  gentle  gallop. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gallop 
  n  :  a  fast  gait  of  a  horse;  a  two-beat  stride  during  which  all 
  four  legs  are  off  the  ground  simultaneously 
  v  1:  ride  at  a  galloping  pace;  "He  was  galloping  down  the  road" 
  2:  go  at  galloping  speed,  as  of  horses;  "The  horse  was 
  galloping  along" 
  3:  cause  to  move  at  full  gallop;  "Did  you  gallop  the  horse  just 
  now?"  [syn:  {extend}] 




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