American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To roam about in search of pleasure or amusement. See Synonyms at wander.
- v. To play around amorously; flirt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gad about; spend time frivolously or in pleasure-seeking, especially with the opposite sex.
- v. intransitive To roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To flirt, to romance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Slang To play the beau; to wait upon the ladies; also, to roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.
- v. wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
- 1809, from gallant ("wooing women"), originally in sense “to flirt”, broadened to mean “roaming without plan”. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps alteration of gallant. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And while trying to prove a pointwhich you didn't you shoud use proper grammer, you spell it "gallivant" .”
“Helen writes from Athens, a propos the prospect of looking after her father for a couple of days next summer while I gallivant about: No prob at all.”
“Based on realistic notions of human behavior, it seems odd for Justice Scalia to gallivant off to this conference.”
“The KeepALL does not discriminate: boys and girls alike can be glad to gallivant about with their their life in their Maxi Purse!”
“Having arrived on a sunny day prior to my scheduled conference, I decided to gallivant around Zurich, first by tram, then on foot.”
“Only not exactly gallivant, more like gadabout, playing an international game of tag with an imaginary, relentless and inexhaustible "it.”
“Of course, we are well into summer now, but, if you are lucky, you might still soon be off to gallivant around the globe.”
“Must be nice to have so much free time to gallivant across the country!”
“Gillian Tett makes her Tett Offensive, reminding people that it actually cost a lot of money to gallivant around Iraq, creating power vacuums in Mesopotamia.”
“ I said back to her "It's that hunter/gatherer thing where the men leave the women behind to do anything that resembles work while they gallivant all over the countryside looking for some food to kill!”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
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Words for those who believe everyday should be your day in the sun. Follow your bliss!
States of ment.
The path meanders through the vineyards
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