Definitions of cavalier

  1. given to haughty disregard of others
  2. a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War
  3. a gallant or courtly gentleman
  4. A military man serving on horseback; a knight.
  5. A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
  6. One of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
  7. A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
  8. Gay; easy; offhand; frank.
  9. High- spirited.
  10. Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
  11. Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.
  12. An armed horseman; especially, a knight; a gay military man; a beau.
  13. Gay; careless; haughty; as, a cavalier refusal; Cavalier.
  14. A partisan of Charles I in the seventeenth century.
  15. Of or pertaining to the adherents of Charles I.
  16. A knight: a partisan of Charles I.
  18. A horseman; a knight.
  19. Like a cavalier; brave; haughty.
  20. Free and easy; offhand; haughty.
  21. A royalist opponent of the English Puritans.
  22. A horseman; knight; lover; escort.
  23. Gay, easy and offhand, like a cavalier; haughty; disdainful; connected with the cavaliers.
  24. A knight or gentleman soldier; a gay military man; a lady's man; a partizan of Charles I.; an elevation for cannon within a bastion.
  25. To act cavalierly.
  26. A horseman; an armed horseman; a knight; a gay soldier; in mil., an elevation of earth situated with in a work overlooking the surrounding parts.
  27. Sprightly; gay; brave; generous; haughty.

Usage examples for cavalier

  1. I have prepared the way for you to see the princess every day: make use of your opportunities like a brave, handsome, young, and loving cavalier. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  2. Quoth the cavalier, " Go in safety, for he is in a quarter of the land of the Roum, even as I said to thee." – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  3. Perhaps some young cavalier, on whose finger you may yourself have placed it. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  4. By his side was a sword with a golden hilt- in short, such a cavalier had never been seen in Galloway within living memory. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  5. The dress of the cavalier was in perfect keeping with his fine figure and face. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  6. And in a very cavalier way he took his officer by the arm, and drew him into a side- walk, leaving me to stand in the sun, bursting with anger and spleen. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. The cavalier divulged his identity to Don Quixote, and begged him politely to accept his services while in Barcelona; and Don Quixote replied with as much courtesy that he would follow him wherever he pleased and be entirely at his disposal. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  8. Your dress, as I consider, is a sort of disgrace to a cavalier born, and the heir of Arnwood; why not, therefore, take its hat as well? – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  9. Then he doffed his grey hat and bowed, sweeping the earth with the red feather, in cavalier fashion. – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  10. He met her walking with her cavalier, and he was conscious that she observed him. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  11. Have we got a cavalier with such trouble and shall we turn him into a beast of burden, a- how do you say it? – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  12. Mrs. Wriothesley and her cavalier glanced keenly at the pair as they entered the box. – Belles and Ringers by Hawley Smart
  13. That was, perhaps, not worthy of a cavalier, but it was not unjust. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  14. But there was the spirit of a Cavalier with which they had not reckoned. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  15. Dear Gilliflower, conceal my Cavalier; I would not have a Cavalier seen with me for all the World- Step into my Cabinet. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  16. A Selection of Cavalier and Puritan Songs. – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  17. Nice and cavalier, you are. – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  18. " I hope it is one from London," soliloquised the cavalier, as he entered the house. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid