galliard

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Galliard \Gal"liard\, adjective [OE., fr. F. gaillard, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. galach valiant, or AS. gagol, geagl, wanton, lascivious.] Gay; brisk; active. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Galliard \Gal"liard\, noun A brisk, gay man. [Obs.]

Selden is a galliard by himself. --Cleveland.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Galliard \Gal"liard\, noun [F. gaillarde, cf. Sp. gallarda. See {Galliard}, adjective] A gay, lively dance. Cf. {Gailliarde}.

Never a hall such a galliard did grace. --Sir. W. Scott.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cinque-pace \Cinque"-pace'\, noun [Cinque + pace.] A lively dance (called also {galliard}), the steps of which were regulated by the number five. [Obs.] --Nares. Shak.


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