cavalier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cavalier given to haughty disregard of others
    • n Cavalier a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War
    • n cavalier a gallant or courtly gentleman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Cavalier A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
    • Cavalier A military man serving on horseback; a knight.
    • Cavalier (Fort) A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
    • Cavalier High-spirited.
    • Cavalier Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.
    • a Cavalier offhand; unceremonious; gay; easy; frank. Opposed to serious. "The plodding, persevering scupulous accuracy of the one, and the easy, cavalier , verbal fluency of the other, form a complete contrast."
    • Cavalier One of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
    • Cavalier Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cavalier A horseman, especially an armed horseman; a knight.
    • n cavalier One who has the spirit or bearing of a knight; especially, a bold, reckless, and gay fellow.
    • n cavalier [capitalized] The appellation given to the partizans of Charles I. of England in his contest with Parliament.
    • n cavalier During some years they were designated as Cavaliers and Roundheads. They were subsequently called Tories and Whigs.
    • n cavalier A man attending on or escorting a woman, or acting as her partner in dancing; a gallant; a beau.
    • n cavalier In medieval fortification, a mound defended by walls and the like, raised so as to command the neighboring ramparts; hence, in modern fort., a raised work commonly situated within the bastion, but sometimes placed in the gorges, or on the middle of the curtain. It is 10 or 12 feet higher than the rest of the works, and is used to command all the adjacent works and the surrounding country. It is designed chiefly to bring a plunging fire to bear on the assailants' works exterior to the enceinte.
    • n cavalier In the manège, one who understands horse-manship; a skilled or practised rider.
    • cavalier Knightly; brave; warlike.
    • cavalier Gay; sprightly; easy; offhand; frank; careless.
    • cavalier Haughty; disdainful; supercilious: as, a rude and cavalier answer.
    • cavalier [capitalized] Belonging or relating to the party of Charles I. of England.
    • cavalier To act as a cavalier; ape the manners of a cavalier; carry one's self in a disdainful or high-handed fashion: sometimes followed by it: as, to try to cavalier it over one's associates.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cavalier kav-al-ēr′ a knight: a Royalist in the great Civil War: a swaggering fellow: a gallant or gentleman in attendance upon a lady, as her escort or partner in a dance or the like: in military fortification, a raised work so situated as to command the neighbouring country
    • adj Cavalier like a cavalier: gay: war-like: haughty, supercilious, free-and-easy
    • v.i Cavalier to act as cavalier
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cavalier, It. cavaliere, LL. caballarius, fr. L. caballus,. See Cavalcade, and cf. Chevalier Caballine

Usage

In literature:

Cavaliers, struggle with Roundheads, 200.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Shortly after, five cavaliers appeared through the dust, riding in the direction of the huts.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
Profligacy was, like the oak leaf on the twenty-ninth of May, the badge of a cavalier and a high churchman.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Then the bottle and glass: that, I'm afraid, typifies the Cavalier; the poor Cavalier!
"The Buccaneer" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
This MacGillivray man was a new and quite special cavalier.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
His dark hair is parted in the middle, and hangs in cavalier fashion over his shoulders.
"William Penn" by George Hodges
It was a suit of clothes in the Cavalier fashion, with every accessory necessary to make up the costume.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
It was a distinct annoyance to Mrs. Buck that these two handsome young cavaliers should see them thus enveloped.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
This language certainly gives no indication of a wholesale immigration of Cavaliers.
"Patrician and Plebeian" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
De Soto, with a party of fifty men, twenty of them being well mounted cavaliers, encamped at a small village called Torebo.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
But I do suspect, my serious cavalier, that your wounds were never as bad as you would have me think.
"She Would Be a Soldier" by Mordecai Manuel Noah
Lady Bankes was a woman whom Roundheads as well as Cavaliers admitted to be a noble specimen of an English lady.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
The assembled cavaliers, Mercedes, and Alvarado stood with bated breath waiting for the terrible boatswain's answer.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
No ascetic monk, no curled cavalier, looks down from the pedestal.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Whoever called you the 'Cavalier,' evidently knew why he did so.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
These sports suit well with gay young cavaliers, but not with veterans like myself.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
On a sudden, the masked cavalier raised the cowl of the monster-monk, and the severed head of the Torso rolled out from it.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
Listen to me, and I will tell you what three weeks ago this fair-spoken and sweet-smiling cavalier did.
"Graham of Claverhouse" by Ian Maclaren
There were many people there, girls in pretty dinner frocks, with their attendant cavaliers.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
The Laughing Cavalier in sooth!
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
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In poetry:

And when I heard thee sweetly sing,
The bold gay "Cavalier,"
I thought that was the sweetest tone
E'er fell on mortal ear.
"To Lora Gordon Boon" by James Avis Bartley
Forth on the fatal morn,
Proud as the waves of Horn
Rode the cavalier;
Followed by gallant men,
Far in a rocky glen
To disappear.
"Custar's Last Ride" by Albery Allson Whitman
Where Puritan, and Cavalier,
With shout and psalm contended;
And Rupert's oath, and Cromwell's prayer,
With battle-thunder blended.
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For, once he thrilled with high romance
And tuned to love his eager voice.
Like any cavalier of France
He wooed the maiden of his choice.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
For ruth and chivalry only slept,
His Saxon manhood the yeoman kept;
Quicker or slower, the same blood ran
In the Cavalier and the Puritan.
"How The Women Went From Dover" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"O, Mysie, lass, dry up thy tears,
And think nae mair o' cavaliers:
To fecht 'gainst heaven is a' in vain,
The Stuarts will never reign again."
"What Do Ye Think o' Geordie Noo?" by Carolina Oliphant

In news:

The Cavaliers acquired point guard Jeremy Pargo , a second-round draft pick in 2014, and cash considerations from the Grizzlies in exchange for guard-forward D.J.
Cavaliers acquire Jeremy Pargo from Memphis.
John's Robert Bond stops Patrick Henry 's Gibson Wall in the Cavaliers' 62-6 thumping of the Patriots.
Dukes Kyrie Irving was selected number one overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA draft.
In just five-plus seasons and at age 24, LeBron James has already taken over the Cavaliers' franchise record for points scored.
Cleveland Cavaliers pick up Byron Scott's contract for 2013-14 NBA season, source tells Plain Dealer .
Associated Press Coach Byron Scott has had his contract for 2013-14 picked up by the Cleveland Cavaliers, The Plain Dealer learned Wednesday.
Cleveland Cavaliers pick up Byron Scott's contract for 2013-14 NBA season, source tells Plain Dealer.
John Boorman's modernist, noirish thriller (1967) is still his best and funniest effort (despite the well-phrased demurrals of filmmaker Thom Andersen regarding its cavalier treatment of Los Angeles).
Redskins' Children Populate Hokies-Cavaliers Rivalry.
AP Cleveland Cavaliers' Shaquille O'Neal, left, goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls' Brad Miller during the first quarter of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs on Sunday in Chicago.
Compiled by Gary R Rasberry The Coldwater track and field team got their season started in a big way in winning a four-team event at Cavalier Stadium on a damp and chilly Tuesday.
Cavaliers' Joe Smith pushing for an NBA title, and for rap music success, too.
Al Groh's demise as Virginia's football coach coincided with a startling decline in the Cavaliers' running game.
Cavaliers work to bring down a Bulldog during last Friday's 35-7 victory over King's Fork.
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In science:

We finally comment on possible pitfalls related to the cavalier interpretation of hard cutoffs in terms of physical masses, especially if the theory that gives meaning to those masses is not known .
Power corrections in models with extra dimensions
This type of estimators for the Wigner function will be analyzed separately in future work in the minimax framework along the lines of Cavalier (2000).
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
When estimating the Wigner function it seems more natural to use a kernel estimator such as in Cavalier (2000) and to combine this analysis with the deconvolution problem in the case noisy observations h < 1, Butucea (2004).
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
We therefore Cavalierly dispense with the SOS1 requirement that only one member of a set be non-zero, but allow at most two members of the set to be nonzero, and then only if they are adjacent—in other words relax the SOS1 set to a SOS2 set (see ).
Bid Optimization for Internet Graphical Ad Auction Systems via Special Ordered Sets
In fact this step, although correct, is a little cavalier: notice that the above formula is really valid only on the dense open set Y0 ⊂ Y where the integrable structure is of type one.
Generalized Geometry in AdS/CFT and Volume Minimization
As an aside, it is one thing for TCS researchers, well-known to be cavalier with respect to constants and even polynomial factors, to make such observations about big-O notation and the failure probability, but by now these facts are acknowledged more generally.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
It is thus in the same universality class as QCD. I have been rather cavalier with the limit n → ¥.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
From that experience the above requirements do not appear to be particularly difficult, but the issue should not be treated cavalierly.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
The decay rate gets modified by a multiplicative factor [1 − (tan β mDs /mH+ )2 (ms/(mc + ms)]2 , dWe are taking a cavalier attitude to additional U (1) factors above.
Summary of hints for new physics from (quark) flavour physics
Is it true that there is an f (v )dv–chaotic family of densities {F N }N ∈N on S N −1(√N )? Question 1 may seem trivial at first sight, and actually was treated by Kac in a rather cavalier fashion.
Entropy and chaos in the Kac model
In recent years, virial analysis has been applied rather cavalierly in p-p-v space as well, thanks in part to Bertoldi and McKee (1992), who laid out the ground work for a “virial parameter” that was to be a proxy for the significance of gravity as compared with turbulent pressure.
A Guide to Comparisons of Star Formation Simulations with Observations
Instead, a cavalier application of the Laplace transform L (in t with q as the “dummy ” variable and an over-line denoting the image o f a function in the Laplace domain) is made in .
Comments on: "Energetic balance for the Rayleigh--Stokes problem of an Oldroyd-B fluid" [Nonlinear Anal. RWA 12 (2011) 1]
In a sense, this way of proceeding is akin to following the likelihood approach, albeit in a cavalier fashion.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
We turn now to a more hypothetical situation: Could there be more chiral generations? Since we already have three, the possibility that there exists a fourth generation of quarks should not be dropped in a cavalier way.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings
This was our definition of φ in the more cavalier discussion in the introduction.
T_c for trapped dilute Bose gases: a second-order result
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