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gallant

Definitions

  • The Gallant Curtius leaping into the gulf
    The Gallant Curtius leaping into the gulf
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gallant unflinching in battle or action "a gallant warrior","put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"
    • adj gallant being attentive to women like an ideal knight
    • adj gallant having or displaying great dignity or nobility "a gallant pageant","lofty ships","majestic cities","proud alpine peaks"
    • adj gallant lively and spirited "a dashing hero"
    • n gallant a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    • n gallant a man who attends or escorts a woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gallant A man of mettle or spirit; a gay, fashionable man; a young blood.
    • Gallant 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.""The gay, the wise, the gallant, and the grave."
    • Gallant One fond of paying attention to ladies.
    • Gallant One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer.
    • a Gallant Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.
    • Gallant Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed. "The town is built in a very gallant place.""Our royal, good and gallant ship."
    • Gallant To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play.
    • Gallant To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gallant Gay; fine; splendid; magnificent; showy as regards dress, ornamentation, or any external decorative effect.
    • gallant Brave; high-spirited; heroic: as, a gallant officer. Arch. You have an unspeakable comfort of your young prince Mamillius….
    • gallant Honorable; magnanimous; chivalrous; noble: as, a gallant antagonist.
    • gallant (Also ga-lant′ .) In later use, courtly; polite; attentive to women; inclined to courtship; in a bad sense, amorous; erotic.
    • gallant Synonyms Magnificent, brilliant.
    • gallant Valiant, Courageous, etc. (see brave); bold, high-spirited, manful.
    • n gallant A gay, dashing person (rarely applied to a woman); a courtly or fashionable man.
    • n gallant An ardent, intrepid youth; a daring spirit; a man of mettle.
    • n gallant (Also ga-lant′ .) A man who is particularly attentive to women; one who habitually escorts or attends upon women; a ladies' man.
    • n gallant A wooer; a suitor; in a bad sense, a rake; a libertine.
    • n gallant Nautical, any flag carried at the mizzenmast.
    • gallant To make gallant or fine; deck out.
    • gallant To handle with grace or in a modish manner.
    • gallant To play the gallant toward (a woman); attend or escort with deferential courtesy: as, to gallant a lady to the theater.
    • gallant To make love; be gallant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gallant gal′ant brave: noble: (rare) gay, splendid, magnificent: courteous or attentive to ladies: amorous, erotic (sometimes gal-ant′)
    • n Gallant a gay, dashing person: a man of fashion: suitor, seducer
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Quotations

  • Mme. Roland
    Mme. Roland
    “Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily%20Dickinson
    “To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gallant, prop. p. pr., of OF. galer, to rejoice, akin to OF. gale, amusement, It. gala, ornament; of German origin; cf. OHG. geil, merry, luxuriant, wanton, G. geil, lascivious, akin to AS. gāl, wanton, wicked, OS. gēl, merry, Goth. gailjan, to make to rejoice, or perh. akin to E. weal,. See Gala Galloon

Usage

In literature:

Gallant and devoted soldiers they have been, and well they have earned the love and admiration of their men.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
Captain Weldon was also killed near the same spot in a gallant effort to help a wounded comrade, No.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
The fall of the gallant Chlopicki changed the tide of battle.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
To this request our commander gave a gallant and positive refusal.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat
I think his descriptions masterly, his style brilliant, his purpose manly and gallant always.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
TOP-GALLANT QUARTER-BOARDS, OR TOP-GALLANT BULWARKS.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
And ever as they watched the gallant knights their eyes would follow the most gallant of them all, the hero Siegfried.
"Stories of Siegfried" by Mary MacGregor
But fortunately few of the gallant Devons were hit.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
This gallant deed of courage had been warmly applauded by those who saw it.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Her gallant commander, Lieut.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
At first he made a gallant effort to defend himself, and partially succeeded.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
Heroism was never more nobly displayed than by this gallant monarch and his followers.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
It had been a gallant battle, gallantly fought by both sides, and gallantly won.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
Jaime was disposed to take advantage of this intimacy by making gallant speeches, by risking little advances, but he restrained himself.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The gallant and highly-respected governor was seized with a malignant illness, which terminated his life in five days.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
Joan behaved as gallantly as she did at Les Tourelles.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
The deeds of this gallant corps at Ypres and St. Eloi will live forever in song and story, and the names of Lt.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
For example, we have no Duchess,' said Counsellor gallantly.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
The girls, to tell the truth, had been much taken with the appearance of the gallant Captain.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Young O'Harra Woods was promoted for gallant conduct in this battle.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
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In poetry:

Thou, mounted on thy gallant steed,
A mighty man dost ride,
And I, thy little serving-boy,
Run singing at thy side.
"The Little Serving-Boy" by Cicely Fox Smith
And he would be a gallant one,
With stars behind his eyes,
And hair like metal in the sun,
And lips too warm for lies.
"The Red Dress" by Dorothy Parker
You shall learn what men can do
If you will but pay the price,
Learn the gaiety and strength
In the gallant sacrifice.
"Recruiting" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
And now my heart aches while I smile,
Mine eyes are dim with woe.
The gallant wind goes merrily
Across the hills I know.
"The King's Jester" by Cicely Fox Smith
Sing we in the soothing strain,
When the bark securely flies;
Mourn we in the howling main,
When the gallant vessel dies.
"The Mermaid" by William Crafts
O May she comes, and may she goes,
Down by yon gardens green,
And there she spied a gallant squire
As squire had ever been.
"The Bonny Hind" by Andrew Lang

In news:

11 pm ThursdayWhere: Farm 255, 255 W Washington St. Andre Gallant published Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
Andre Gallant published Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Gallant Wins Prince of Wales Stakes.
Gallant won the Prince of Wales Stakes thoroughbred race by anose.
James Joyce's short story "Two Gallants," published in the collection Dubliners in 1914, is wonderfully redolent of early-twentieth-century Dublin.
Oct 30, 2012 (Morning Edition) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo grew up in a burned-out New York mill town, with a gallant, but neurotic, single mom.
The board had considered a 15- acre minimum, but it voted to double the size to help "alleviate any fears some people may have" while still encouraging development, Chairman Tom Gallant said.
Andre Gallant published Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
"All your scores are combined and the top five in each category are picked for the team," said Gallant.
Andre Gallant published Thursday, November 29, 2012.
She was born on Sept 25, 1934, a daughter of Peter and Margaret (Bernard) Gallant.
Andre Gallant published Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
Andre Gallant published Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Andre Gallant published Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Andre Gallant published Saturday, April 21, 2012.
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In science:

Gallant, Achterberg & Kirk (1999) and Kirk et al. (2000) calculated the spectral index using such direction angle diffusion model.
Application of random walk theory to the first order Fermi acceleration in shock waves
This instability generates semi-coherent, low-frequency electromagnetic waves (Gallant et al. 1992; Hoshino et al. 1992; Lyubarsky in preparation).
Are GRB shocks mediated by the Weibel instability?
Ronald Gallant, Eric Ghysels, and George Tauchen.
A Fast Mean-Reverting Correction to Heston's Stochastic Volatility Model
Given Proposition 1, we need only show that if consistency holds then concentration must also hold. 54Following, e.g., Gallant and White (1988), we say the sequence β n is identifiably unique on B if Q0,n (β n ) − Q0,n (β ) > 0.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
Gallant Y. 1998, Neutron Stars and Pulsars: Thirty Years after the Discovery, Eds. N.
Excitation of Alfven Waves and Pulsar Radio Emission
Apart from providing efficient mechanism for acceleration of leptons inside the PWNe, such model can also successfully explain the appearance of thin synchrotron filaments in the Crab Nebula (Gallant & Arons 1994).
Gamma-rays from the pulsar wind nebulae
In the model of Gallant & Arons (1994), the iron nuclei generate the Alfven waves in the down-stream region of the wind shock, which energy is resonantly transfered to positrons present in the wind, as shown by particle-in-cell simulations by Hoshino et al. (1992).
Gamma-rays from the pulsar wind nebulae
PWNe – i.e., pulsars displaying a prominent nebular emission – currently constitute the most populated class of identified Galactic VHE sources (7 identifications – e.g., Gallant 2006).
VHE astrophysics: recent developments
Andersen et al. examine small-sample properties of the efficient method of moments proposed by Bansal et al. and Gallant and Tauchen .
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
Under common regularity conditions for nonlinear regression (see Gallant or Seber and Wild ), θ0 is the unique minimum of f and attained at an interior point of Θ.
Model checks for the volatility under microstructure noise
In fact, such an assumption can explain morphological features of the Crab Nebula and also the appearance of extremely energetic leptons inside the nebula accelerated as a result of the rezonant scattering of positrons and electrons by heavy nuclei (Hoshino et al. 1992, Gallant & Arons 1994).
Neutrinos from the pulsar wind nebulae
Hoshino et al. (1992) and Gallant et al. (1992), the coherent ion orbits invoked in the model of GA are unstable to gyrophase bunching and emission of magnetosonic waves.
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula
Gallant et al. (1992) demonstrated that the pair shock can indeed thermalize the upstream flow.
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula
Diffusive Fermi acceleration (DFA) in transverse relativistic shocks is often invoked as the mechanism for such acceleration (see Gallant 2002 for a review).
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula
Ostrowski 1996), probably at levels higher than observed in the two-dimensional pair shock simulations of Gallant et al. (1992).
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula
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