Gala meaning

gālə, gălə, gälə
The definition of a gala is a glamorous, festive social event or party, often with dancing or performances.

A fancy social event to raise funds for a charity is an example of a gala.

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Marked by lavish or festive celebration.

A gala ball after the inaugural ceremony.

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A festive occasion; festival; celebration.
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A public entertainment.
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A red to red-and-gold variety of apple with sweet, crisp flesh.
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Festive, or suitable for a festive occasion.
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(uncountable) Pomp, show, or festivity.
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(countable) A showy and festive party.
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A type of apple which is a cross pollination between Kidd's Orange Red and Golden Delicious.
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Galashiels, a town in Scotland.
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A festive occasion, especially a lavish social event or entertainment.
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(chiefly british) An athletic competition, especially a swimming contest.
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Characterized by sumptuous social pleasure.

The gala life of the very rich.

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A variety of apple with crisp fruit that has yellow skin streaked with red.
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in gala
  • in festive dress
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of gala

  • Italian French both ultimately from Old French gale rejoicing from galer to make merry gallant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gala or Italian gala.

    From Wiktionary