Galvanic battery(Elec.), an apparatus for generating electrical currents by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; — now usually called voltaic battery. See Battery.Galvaniccircuit or circle. (Elec.) See under Circuit.Galvanic pile(Elec.), the voltaic pile. See under Voltaic.

(Gal"va*nism) n. [From Galvani: cf. F. galvanisme. See Galvanic.] (Physics) (a) Electricity excited by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; dynamical electricity. (b) The branch of physical science which treats of dynamical elecricity, or the properties and effects of electrical currents.

The words galvanism and galvanic, formerly in very general use, are now rarely employed. For the latter, voltaic, from the name of Volta, is commonly used.

(Gal"va*nist) n. One versed in galvanism.

(Gal"va*niza`tion) n. The act of process of galvanizing.

(Gal"va*nize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Galvanized ; p pr. & vb. n. Galvanizing ] [Cf. F. galvaniser.]

1. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents.

(Gal"ly) v. t. [See Gallow, v. t.] To frighten; to worry. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] T. Brown.

(Gall"y) a. Like gall; bitter as gall. Cranmer.

(Gal"ly) n. See Galley, n., 4.

(Gal`ly*gas"kins), n. pl. See Galligaskins.

(Ga*loche", Ga*loshe") [OE. galoche, galache, galage, shoe, F. galoche galoche, perh. altered fr. L. gallica a Gallic shoe, or fr. LL. calopedia wooden shoe, or shoe with a wooden sole, Gr. dim. of a shoemaker's last; wood + foot.]

1. A clog or patten. [Obs.]

Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche.

2. Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather.

3. A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.

(Ga*loot") n. A noisy, swaggering, or worthless fellow; a rowdy. [Slang, U. S.]

(Gal"op) n. [F.] (Mus.) A kind of lively dance, in 2-4 time; also, the music to the dance.

(Ga*lore") n. & a. [Scot. gelore, gilore, galore, fr. Gael. gu leòr, enough; gu- to, also an adverbial prefix + leòr, leòir, enough; or fr. Ir. goleor, the same word.] Plenty; abundance; in abundance.

(Ga*loshe") n. Same as Galoche.

(Galpe) v. i. To gape,; to yawn. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Gal"some) a. [Gall bitterness + some.] Angry; malignant. [Obs.] Bp. Morton.

(Galt) n. [See Gault.] Same as Gault.

(Gal*van"ic) a. [From Galvani, a professor of physiology at Bologna, on account of his connection (about 1780) with the discovery of dynamical or current electricity: cf. F. galvanique.] Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents.

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