a male given name.
masc. proper name, also a surname (from early 13c.), also Galliard, from Old French Gaillart, from Proto-Germanic *Gailhard “lofty-hard,” or Old French gaillard “lively, brisk, gay, high-spirited.”
[gey-luh-sak; French gey-ly-sak] /ˌgeɪ ləˈsæk; French geɪ lüˈsæk/ noun 1. Joseph Louis [joh-zuh f loo-ee,, -suh f;; French zhaw-zef lwee] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf ˈlu i,, -səf;; French ʒɔˈzɛf lwi/ (Show IPA), 1778–1850, French chemist and physicist. /ˈɡeɪˈluːsæk; French ɡɛlysak/ noun 1. Joseph Louis (ʒozɛf lwi). 1778–1850, French physicist and chemist: discovered the law named after him […]
[gey-luh-sahyt] /ˈgeɪ ləˌsaɪt/ noun 1. a rare mineral, hydrated carbonate of sodium and calcium.
[gey-lee] /ˈgeɪ li/ adverb 1. . [gey-lee] /ˈgeɪ li/ adverb 1. with merriment; merrily; joyfully; cheerfully. 2. with showiness; showily. /ˈɡeɪlɪ/ adverb 1. in a lively manner; cheerfully 2. with bright colours; showily adj. also gayly, late 14c., from Middle English gai (see gay) + -ly (2). “The spelling gaily is the more common, and […]
[gey-nis] /ˈgeɪ nɪs/ noun 1. homosexuality. 2. Older Use. the state or quality of being bright or showy: the gayness of the décor. 3. Older Use. the state or quality of being merry or lively: her gayness of spirit. /ɡeɪ/ adjective 1. 2. noun 3. a homosexual /ɡeɪ/ noun 1. John. 1685–1732, English poet and […]