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Meaning of GALLIARD

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gal"liard\, a. [OE., fr. F. gaillard, perh. of Celtic
    origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. galach valiant, or AS. gagol, geagl,
    wanton, lascivious.]
    Gay; brisk; active. [Obs.]
    
    
  2. \Gal"liard\, n.
    A brisk, gay man. [Obs.]
    
          Selden is a galliard by himself.         --Cleveland.
    
    
  3. \Gal"liard\, n. [F. gaillarde, cf. Sp. gallarda. See
    {Galliard}, a.]
    A gay, lively dance. Cf. {Gailliarde}.
    
          Never a hall such a galliard did grace.  --Sir. W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
 

 

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