Gallant

Definition of Gallant

Gal`lant´   Pronunciation: găl´lant
a.1.
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.
1.Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.
n.1.A man of mettle or spirit; a gay, fashionable man; a young blood.
2.One fond of paying attention to ladies.
3.One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer.
v. t.1.To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play.
[imp. & p. p. Gallanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gallanting.]
2.To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan.

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