GAL'LANT, adjective [Eng. could; Latin gallus, a cock.]
1. Gay; well dressed; showy; splendid; magnificent.
Neither shall gallant ships pass thereby. Isaiah 33:21.
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[This sense is obsolete.]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.
GALLANT', noun A gay, sprightly man; a courtly or fashionable man.
1. A man who is polite and attentive to ladies; one who attends upon ladies at parties, or to places of amusement.
2. A wooer; a lover; a suitor.
3. In an ill sense, one who caresses a woman for lewd purposes.
GALLANT', verb transitive To attend or wait on, as a lady.
1. To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan.