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.
  17. Like a cavalier; gay: warlike: haughty.
  19. A horseman; a knight.
  20. Like a cavalier; brave; haughty.
  21. Free and easy; offhand; haughty.
  22. A royalist opponent of the English Puritans.
  23. A horseman; knight; lover; escort.
  24. Gay, easy and offhand, like a cavalier; haughty; disdainful; connected with the cavaliers.
  25. 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.
  26. To act cavalierly.
  27. 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.
  28. Sprightly; gay; brave; generous; haughty.

Usage examples for cavalier

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Nice and cavalier you are. – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  4. A Selection of Cavalier and Puritan Songs. – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Mrs. Wriothesley and her cavalier glanced keenly at the pair as they entered the box. – Belles and Ringers by Hawley Smart
  8. The dress of the cavalier was in perfect keeping with his fine figure and face. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  9. So I don't need Cavalier – His Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
  10. I've studied her in church- and you too, my cavalier – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  11. That was, perhaps, not worthy of a cavalier but it was not unjust. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. " I hope it is one from London," soliloquised the cavalier as he entered the house. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. He met her walking with her cavalier and he was conscious that she observed him. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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