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  • English Word Galilean Definition Of or relating to Galilee.
  • English Word Galilean Definition A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.
  • English Word Galilean Definition One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; -- called also Gaulonite.
  • English Word Galilean Definition A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans.
  • English Word Galilee Definition A porch or waiting room, usually at the west end of an abbey church, where the monks collected on returning from processions, where bodies were laid previous to interment, and where women were allowed to see the monks to whom they were related, or to hear divine service. Also, frequently applied to the porch of a church, as at Ely and Durham cathedrals.
  • English Word Galimatias Definition Nonsense; gibberish; confused and unmeaning talk; confused mixture.
  • English Word Galingale Definition A plant of the Sedge family (Cyperus longus) having aromatic roots; also, any plant of the same genus.
  • English Word Galiot Definition A small galley, formerly used in the Mediterranean, built mainly for speed. It was moved both by sails and oars, having one mast, and sixteen or twenty seats for rowers.
  • English Word Galiot Definition A strong, light-draft, Dutch merchant vessel, carrying a mainmast and a mizzenmast, and a large gaff mainsail.
  • English Word Galipot Definition An impure resin of turpentine, hardened on the outside of pine trees by the spontaneous evaporation of its essential oil. When purified, it is called yellow pitch, white pitch, or Burgundy pitch.
  • English Word Gall Definition The bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the mucous membrane of the gall bladder.
  • English Word Gall Definition The gall bladder.
  • English Word Gall Definition Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor.
  • English Word Gall Definition Impudence; brazen assurance.
  • English Word Gall Definition An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut.
  • English Word Gall Definition To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts.
  • English Word Gall Definition To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable.
  • English Word Gall Definition To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.
  • English Word Gall Definition To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.
  • English Word Gall Definition To scoff; to jeer.
  • English Word Gall Definition A wound in the skin made by rubbing.
  • English Word Gallant Definition Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
  • English Word Gallant Definition Noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited; courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as, a gallant youth; a gallant officer.
  • English Word Gallant Definition Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.
  • English Word Gallant Definition A man of mettle or spirit; a gay; fashionable man; a young blood.
  • English Word Gallant Definition One fond of paying attention to ladies.
  • English Word Gallant Definition One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer.
  • English Word Gallant Definition To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play.
  • English Word Gallant Definition To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan.
  • English Word Gallanted Definition of Gallant