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Webster 1913 Edition


Gallop

Gal′lop

,
Verb.
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.
gehleápan
to leap, dance, fr. root of E.
leap
, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem.
walop
a gallop. See
Leap
, and cf. 1st
Wallop
.]
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 examination.
Such superficial ideas he may collect in
galloping
over it.
Locke.

Gal′lop

,
Verb.
T.
To cause to gallop.

Gal′lop

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
galop
. See
Gallop
,
Verb.
I.
, and cf.
Galop
.]
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gallop

GAL'LOP

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To move or run with leaps, as a horse to run or move with speed.
But gallop lively down the western hill.
2.
To ride with a galloping pace.
We galloped towards the enemy.
3.
To move very fast; to run over.
Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping over it.

GAL'LOP

,
Noun.
The movement or pace of a quadruped, particularly of a horse,by springs, reaches or leaps. The animal lifts his fore feet nearly at the same time, and as these descend and are just ready to touch the ground, the hind feet are lifted at once. The gallop is the swiftest pace of a horse, but it is also a moderate pace, at the pleasure of a rider.

Definition 2022


gallop

gallop

English

Noun

gallop (plural gallops)

  1. The fastest gait of a horse, a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously.

Translations

Verb

gallop (third-person singular simple present gallops, present participle galloping, simple past and past participle galloped)

  1. (Intransitive. Of a horse, etc) To run at a gallop.
    The horse galloped past the finishing line.
  2. To ride at a galloping pace.
    • John Donne
      Gallop lively down the western hill.
  3. To cause to gallop.
    to gallop a horse
  4. To make electrical or other utility lines sway and/or move up and down violently, usually due to a combination of high winds and ice accrual on the lines.
  5. To run very fast.
    • 2012 September 15, Amy Lawrence, “Arsenal's Gervinho enjoys the joy of six against lowly Southampton”, in the Guardian:
      In the 11th minute the German won possession in midfield and teed up the galloping Kieran Gibbs, whose angled shot was pushed by Kelvin Davies straight into the retreating Jos Hooiveld.
  6. (figuratively) To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination.
    • John Locke
      Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping over it.
    • 1847, Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey
      Soon after breakfast Miss Matilda, having galloped and blundered through a few unprofitable lessons, and vengeably thumped the piano for an hour, in a terrible humour with both me and it, because her mama would not give her a holiday, []

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