Definition of Galahad in English:


(also Sir Galahad)

proper noun

  • 1The noblest of King Arthur's knights, renowned for immaculate purity and destined to find the Holy Grail.

    1. 1.1A person characterized by nobility, integrity, or courtesy.
      ‘the wise guys and Sir Galahads, they don't last’
      • ‘The lads in the workshop are real Sir Galahads when it pours down, as Andy explains: ‘The awful weather in May saw the Mizuno workshop at full stretch - keeping everyone dry.’’
      • ‘This just proves to me that in the search for truth there is room for Don Juans like Erdös and Sir Galahads like Einstein.’
      • ‘It didn't look to me as if she needed a bunch of Sir Galahads to come riding to her rescue.’
      • ‘But with 50 young Sir Galahads to hand, anything was possible.’
      • ‘Courtship in those days contributed substantially to the ferryman's livelihood; young Galahads wishing to see their lady loves across the river paid frequently for passage.’
      • ‘The Galahads in Hollywood spent $837,000 on five buildings to cover severely cracked concrete.’
      • ‘Through many a day-dream, slender lads and swarthy knights in armor, dauntless Sir Galahads and wicked St. Elmos had sued for her favor in turn, with long and fervent speeches.’
      • ‘Sturdy, determined players who make the most of their skills will always have a prominent role to play, but in the end they are the squires to the Lancelots and Galahads of the game.’
      • ‘It is one of his dullest performances, in a film that really needs someone to match up to memories of Humphrey Bogart and the noble Galahads of 1940s cinema.’
      • ‘They do their surgery in style, with humor; they're hip Galahads, saving lives while ragging the military bureaucracy.’
      sir galahad, knight on a white charger, protector, rescuer, saviour, preserver, champion, defender, guardian, guardian angel, deliverer, liberator
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