Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[shiv-uh l-ruh s] /ˈʃɪv əl rəs/

having the qualities of , as courage, courtesy, and loyalty.
considerate and courteous to women; gallant.
gracious and honorable toward an enemy, especially a defeated one, and toward the weak or poor.
gallant; courteous
involving chivalry

mid-14c., from Old French chevaleros “knightly, noble, chivalrous,” from chevalier (see chevalier; also cf. chivalry). According to OED, obsolete in English and French from mid-16c. Not revived in French, but brought back in English late 18c. by romantic writers fond of medieval settings.


Read Also:

  • Chivalry

    [shiv-uh l-ree] /ˈʃɪv əl ri/ noun, plural chivalries for 6. 1. the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms. 2. the rules and customs of medieval knighthood. 3. the medieval system or institution of knighthood. 4. a group of knights. 5. gallant warriors or gentlemen: fair […]

  • Chivaree

    [shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree] /ˌʃɪv əˈri, ˈʃɪv əˌri/ noun, verb (used with object), chivareed, chivareeing. 1. . /ˌʃɪvəˈriː; ˈʃɪvəˌriː/ noun 1. a US spelling of charivari

  • Chivari

    [shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree, shuh-riv-uh-ree or, esp. British, shahr-uh-vahr-ee] /ˌʃɪv əˈri, ˈʃɪv əˌri, ʃəˌrɪv əˈri or, esp. British, ˌʃɑr əˈvɑr i/ noun, plural charivaris, verb (used with object), charivaried, charivariing. 1. . [shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree] /ˌʃɪv əˈri, ˈʃɪv əˌri/ noun, verb (used with object), chivareed, chivareeing. 1. . /ˌʃɑːrɪˈvɑːrɪ/ noun 1. a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made […]

  • Chive

    [chahyv] /tʃaɪv/ noun 1. a small bulbous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the leek and onion, having long, slender leaves that are used as a seasoning. /tʃaɪv/ noun 1. a small Eurasian purple-flowered alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, whose long slender hollow leaves are used in cooking to flavour soups, stews, etc Also called chives n. […]

Disclaimer: Chivalrously definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.