a a celebration; festive occasion
b (as modifier)
a gala occasion
2 (Chiefly Brit) a sporting occasion involving competitions in several events a swimming gala (C17: from French or Italian, from Old French gale pleasure, from Old French galer to make merry, probably of Germanic origin; compare gallant)
adj (in India) (of a coat) closed at the neck
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