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Meaning of GALLOP

Pronunciation:  'galup

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously
  2. [v]  ride at a galloping pace; "He was galloping down the road"
  3. [v]  cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
  4. [v]  go at galloping speed, as of horses; "The horse was galloping along"

GALLOP is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: extend
 See Also: gait, pace, ride, ride horseback, sit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gal"lop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Galloped}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Galloping}.] [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin;
    cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS.
    gehle['a]pan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a
    prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See {Leap}, and cf. 1st
    1. To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to
       go at a gallop; to run or move with speed.
             But gallop lively down the western hill. --Donne.
    2. To ride a horse at a gallop.
    3. Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty
             Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping
             over it.                              --Locke.
  2. \Gal"lop\, v. t.
    To cause to gallop.
  3. \Gal"lop\, n. [Cf. F. galop. See {Gallop}, v. i., and cf.
    A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by
    lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in
    successive leaps or bounds.
    {Hand gallop}, a slow or gentle gallop.
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