from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nobility of spirit or action; courage.
- n. Chivalrous attention toward women; courtliness: "the air of faintly mocking gallantry with which he habitually treated mother” ( Louis Auchincloss).
- n. The act or an instance of gallant speech or behavior.
- n. Archaic A bold or stylish appearance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. courage
- n. chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women
- n. an instance of gallant behaviour or speech
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery.
- n. Bravery; intrepidity.
- n. Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.
- n. Gallant persons, collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 1. Fine appearance; show; finery; splendor; magnificence.
- n. Heroic bearing; bravery; intrepidity; high spirit: as, the gallantry of the troops under fire was admirable.
- n. Courtliness or polite attention to ladies.
- n. In a sinister sense, equivocal attention to women; profligate intrigue.
- n. Gallants collectively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. courtesy towards women
- n. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
- n. polite attentiveness to women
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