AskDefine | Define gala

Dictionary Definition

gala adj : offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening" [syn: gala(a), gay, festal, festive, merry] n : a gay festivity [syn: gala affair, jamboree, blowout]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

gala

Translations

Faroese

Verb

gala
  1. to crow (chicken)

Icelandic

Etymology

From the word gallus meaning "chicken". From the greek word 'γάλα' (gala) meaning milk.

Verb

gala
  1. to crow

Irish

Pronunciation

  • lang=ga|[ˈɡal̪ˠə]

Noun

  1. nominative plural of gal

Swedish

Noun

sv-noun-reg-or gal gala

Verb

gala
  1. to make a sound characteristic of a rooster; to crow

Extensive Definition

Gala may refer to:

Specific events and event types

Organization, company and brand names

  • GALA, the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)
  • Gala Group, a betting shop (Coral) and bingo hall (Gala Bingo) operator based in the United Kingdom
  • Gala TV, the television channel produced by Gala Bingo
  • GALA Choruses, an association of GLBT choral groups
  • Gala RFC, a rugby club in Galashiels, Scotland
  • "Gala", the nickname of Galatasaray S.K., a football (soccer) club in Turkey

People

  • Gala, King of the Masaesyles of eastern Numidia
  • Gala Dalí (1894–1982), the wife of French poet Paul Éluard and Catalan painter Salvador Dalí
  • Gala Darling (b. 1983), fashion writer
  • Antonio Gala (b. 1936), Spanish poet and novelist.
  • Gala (singer), New York-based singer/songwriter whose hits include 'Freed from Desire', 'Let a Boy a Cry', 'Come into my Life', 'Faraway', 'Tough Love'
See also Galla Placidia, Roman empress, daughter of Emperor Theodosius the Great.

Fiction, film and gaming

  • Gala Brand, a fictional character of Ian Fleming's "James Bond" series novel Moonraker (did not appear in the film version)
  • Gala, a planet in the "Star Wars" expanded universe
  • Gala, protagonist of the Legend of Legaia video game
gala in Catalan: Gala
gala in German: Gala
gala in Spanish: Gala
gala in French: Gala
gala in Galician: Gala
gala in Dutch: Gala
gala in Japanese: ガラ
gala in Polish: Gala
gala in Portuguese: Gala

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Mardi Gras, Saturnalia, ball, banquet, blowout, carnival, celebration, celebratory, cheerful, cheery, convivial, do, event, fair, feast, festal, festival, festive, festive occasion, festivity, fete, field day, fiesta, gala affair, gala day, gay, gladsome, gleeful, great doings, happening, happy, high jinks, hilarious, holiday, holy day, jamboree, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, kermis, merry, merrymaking, occasion, on the loose, pageant, party, picnic, red-letter day, waygoose, wayzgoose
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