WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
gal•lop•ing  (galə ping),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. at a gallop;
    running or moving quickly.
  2. progressing rapidly to some conclusion, as a disease:galloping pneumonia.
  3. growing or spreading rapidly:galloping inflation.
  • gallop + -ing2 1595–1605

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
gal•lop /ˈgæləp/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to ride (a horse) at full speed: [no object]The rider galloped away.[+ object]The cavalry galloped their horses for hours.
  2. to run at a gallop:[no object]The horses galloped away.
  3. to race;
    hurry:[no object]She galloped out of the house.

n. [countable]
  1. a fast manner of moving for a horse or other four-legged animal in which, during each stride, all four feet are off the ground at once.
  2. a run or ride at this pace:an early morning gallop.
  3. a rapid rate of proceeding:working at a gallop.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
gal•lop  (galəp),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to ride a horse at a gallop;
    ride at full speed:They galloped off to meet their friends.
  2. to run rapidly by leaps, as a horse;
    go at a gallop.
  3. to go fast, race, or hurry, as a person or time.

v.t. 
  1. to cause (a horse or other animal) to gallop.

n. 
  1. a fast gait of the horse or other quadruped in which, in the course of each stride, all four feet are off the ground at once.
  2. a run or ride at this gait.
  3. a rapid rate of going.
  4. a period of going rapidly.
gallop•er, n. 
  • Frankish *wala hlaupan to run well (see well1, leap) or, alternatively, verb, verbal derivative of *walhlaup, equivalent. to *wal battlefield (cognate with Old High German wal; see Valkyrie) + *hlaup run, course (derivative of the verb, verbal)
  • Old French galoper
  • late Middle English galopen (verb, verbal) 1375–1425
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged run, rush, dash, speed, fly, scoot.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

gallop /ˈɡæləp/ vb ( -lops, -loping, -loped)
  1. (intransitive) (of a horse or other quadruped) to run fast with a two-beat stride in which all four legs are off the ground at once
  2. to ride (a horse, etc) at a gallop
  3. (intransitive) to move, read, talk, etc, rapidly; hurry
n
  1. the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds
  2. an instance of galloping
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French galoper, of uncertain origin

ˈgalloper n



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