• 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
  • Interesting fact: On December 17 1991, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat 148-80, the largest margin of victory in an NBA game
    • 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cavalier, It. cavaliere, LL. caballarius, fr. L. caballus,. See Cavalcade, and cf. Chevalier Caballine


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

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.

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