(noun, adjective, verb)


1. not showing fear in battle or action

- a gallant warrior

- put up a gallant resistance to the attackers

Similar word(s): brave, courageous

2. lively and spirited

Similar word(s): spirited, dashing

3. having or displaying great dignity or nobility

- a gallant pageant

Similar word(s): impressive, majestic, proud

4. being attentive to women like an ideal knight

Similar word(s): courteous, chivalrous, knightly


1. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Similar word(s): beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fop, sheik, swell

Definition categories: person, man

2. a man who attends or escorts a woman

Similar word(s): squire

Definition categories: person, attendant, attender, tender


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

- to gallant ladies to the play

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

- to gallant a fan