—adj.gal'unt for 1, 3, 4; gu-lant', -länt', gal'unt for 2, 5;
—n. gu-lant', -länt', gal'unt;
—v.gu-lant', -länt'), [key]
1. brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight; a gallant rescue attempt.
2. exceptionally polite and attentive to women; courtly.
3. stately; grand: a gallant pageant.
4. showy, colorful, or stylish, as in dress; magnificent.
5. amorous; amatory.
1. a brave, noble-minded, or chivalrous man.
2. a man exceptionally attentive to women.
3. a stylish and dashing man.
4. a suitor or lover.
5. a paramour.
1. to court or act as a lover of (a woman).
2. to escort (a woman).
to attend or pay court as a gallant.
Pronunciation: (gal'unt), [key]
Mavis, born 1922, Canadian short-story writer.
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