What is another word for gallops?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈaləps] (IPA)

Gallops, a verb that refers to the act of a horse running at a fast pace, has a number of synonyms. One such synonym is canter, which typically refers to a slower and more controlled speed of horse riding. Trot is another synonym, which denotes a faster pace than a canter, but slower than a gallop. Run, speed, and dash are also synonyms for gallop, and are often used to describe the movement of animals other than horses. Skitter, prance, and charge are yet more synonyms, each with their own unique connotations. Whether on horseback or on foot, these synonyms for gallops can add variety to your descriptive language.

What are the hypernyms for Gallops?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Gallops

Up yonder, along the ridge, gallops another troop in single file, well defined against the sky, going parallel to the hounds.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
In her house and in many others Alfieri began to give almost public readings of his plays; trying to persuade himself that his object in so doing was to judge, from the expression of face and even more from the restlessness or quiescence of his listeners on their chairs, how his work might affect the mixed audience of a theatre; but admitting in his heart of hearts that the old desire to be remarked had as much to do with these exhibitions as with the six-horse gallops which used to astonish the people of Turin and Florence.
"The Countess of Albany"
Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
There had been headlong gallops after breakaways, the thrashing-in of stragglers, the crowding of beasts up steep, slippery hillsides with curses and yelping dogs, the watchfulness that driving a mob of wild cattle short-handed meant; nerves and muscles were stretched to the job in hand.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard

Famous quotes with Gallops

  • Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
    Cary Grant
  • A little stallion gallops across the leafing fingers- Black the gate leaps open, I sing; How did we live here?
    Paul Celan
  • The real problem of living creatures is that for most of the time they that they are an active force. They become aware of it briefly -- as the lion tracks its prey, as the warrior gallops into battle -- but, for the most part, they feel as helpless as leaves carried on the wind. When we look back at our struggles, we often become aware of how much we have achieved. Meanwhile, as we plod along in the present moment, trying to anticipate the next problem, life seems a long uphill grind. Yet man has always had these moments in which he sees that things are not as bad as they appear -- those moments of exaltation or deep relaxation, when he suddenly becomes aware of the powers of his own mind. It is in these moments that he suddenly grasps the basic nature of his problem: that he is stifled and blinded by "close-upness" -- by the sheer pressure of the world against his senses. The moments of insight permit him a bird's-eye view of his own life, and make him aware that his everyday consciousness amounts to a worm's-eye view.
    Colin Wilson

Semantically related words: horse gait

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