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GALLANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gallant mean? 

GALLANT (noun)
  The noun GALLANT has 2 senses:

1. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
2. a man who attends or escorts a woman

  Familiarity information: GALLANT used as a noun is rare.


GALLANT (adjective)
  The adjective GALLANT has 4 senses:

1. unflinching in battle or action
2. lively and spirited
3. having or displaying great dignity or nobility
4. being attentive to women like an ideal knight

  Familiarity information: GALLANT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GALLANT (noun)


Sense 1gallant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

fop; dandy; gallant; fashion plate; sheik; beau; dude; clotheshorse; swell

Hypernyms ("gallant" is a kind of...):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gallant"):

cockscomb; coxcomb (a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments)

macaroni (a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms)

Instance hyponyms:

Beau Brummell; Brummell; George Bryan Brummell (English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840))


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Meaning:

A man who attends or escorts a woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

gallant; squire

Hypernyms ("gallant" is a kind of...):

attendant; attender; tender (someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another)


GALLANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Unflinching in battle or action

Context examples:

a gallant warrior / put up a gallant resistance to the attackers

Similar:

brave; courageous (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching)


Sense 2gallant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lively and spirited

Synonyms:

dashing; gallant

Context example:

a dashing hero

Similar:

spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)


Sense 3gallant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or displaying great dignity or nobility

Synonyms:

proud; majestic; lofty; gallant

Context examples:

a gallant pageant / lofty ships / majestic cities / proud alpine peaks

Similar:

impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)


Sense 4gallant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being attentive to women like an ideal knight

Synonyms:

chivalrous; knightly; gallant

Similar:

courteous (characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners)


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