KJV Dictionary Definition: gallant


GAL'LANT, a. Eng. could; L. gallus, a cock.

1. Gay; well dressed; showy; splendid; magnificent.

Neither shall gallant ships pass thereby. Is.33.

The gay, the wise, the gallant, and the grave.

This sense is obsolete.

2. Brave; high-spirited; courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as a gallant youth; a gallant officer.

3. Fine; noble.

4. Courtly; civil; polite and attentive to ladies; courteous.


GAL'LANTLY, adv. Gaily; splendidly.

1. Bravely; nobly; heroically; generously; as, to fight gallantly; to defend a place gallantly.


GAL'LANTNESS, n. Elegance or completeness of an acquired qualification.