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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gal·lant /gəˈlænt, ˈlɑnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gal·lant a.
 1. Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
    The town is built in a very gallant place.   --Evelyn.
    Our royal, good and gallant ship.   --Shak.
 2. 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.   --Shak.
    The gay, the wise, the gallant, and the grave.   --Waller.
 Syn: -- Gallant, Courageous, Brave.
 Usage: Courageous is generic, denoting an inward spirit which rises above fear; brave is more outward, marking a spirit which braves or defies danger; gallant rises still higher, denoting bravery on extraordinary occasions in a spirit of adventure. A courageous man is ready for battle; a brave man courts it; a gallant man dashes into the midst of the conflict.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gal·lant a. Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gal·lant n.
 1. A man of mettle or spirit; a gay, fashionable man; a young blood.
 2. One fond of paying attention to ladies.
 3. One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer.
 Note:In the first sense it is by some orthoëpists (as in Shakespeare) accented on the first syllable.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gal·lant v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gallanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gallanting.]
 1. To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play.
 2. To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: unflinching in battle or action; "a gallant warrior"; "put
             up a gallant resistance to the attackers"
      2: lively and spirited; "a dashing hero" [syn: dashing]
      3: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant
         pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine
         peaks" [syn: lofty, majestic, proud]
      4: having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal
         knight [syn: chivalrous, knightly]
      n 1: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
           [syn: dandy, dude, fop, sheik, beau, swell,
           fashion plate, clotheshorse]
      2: a man who attends or escorts a woman [syn: squire]