Gallant

Adjective

  • Brave, valiant.
  • (obsolete) Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
  • Grand, noble.
  • Honorable.
  • Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.

Noun

  • One who woos, a lover, a suitor, a seducer.
  • (dated) Fashionable young man, who is polite and attentive to women.
  • (nautical) topgallant
  • An animal or thing of grey colour, such as a horse, badger, or salmon.

Verb

  • (obsolete, transitive) To attend or wait on (a lady).

    "to gallant ladies to the play"

  • (obsolete, transitive) To handle with grace or in a modish manner.

    "to gallant a fan"

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