Meaning of “gallant” in the English Dictionary

"gallant" in British English

See all translations


uk /ˈɡæl.ənt/ us /ɡəˈlænt/
adverb uk /ˈɡæl.ə us /ɡəˈlæ
noun [ U ] uk /ˈɡæl.ən.tri/ us /ˈɡæl.ən.tri/

The speech praised those who had displayed gallantry in the liberation of their country.

(Definition of “gallant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gallant" in American English

See all translations


us /ˈɡæl·ənt/

gallant adjective (BRAVE)

showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things:

She made a gallant effort to win, even if her effort fell short.


us /ɡəˈlɑnt, -ˈlænt, ˈɡæl·ənt/

gallant adjective (POLITE)

(of a man) polite to women, esp. when in public:

He was always charming and gallant toward women.

(Definition of “gallant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)