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Gent

 (gĕnt, KHĕnt)
See Ghent.

gent 1

 (jĕnt)
adj. Archaic
Graceful; elegant.

[Middle English, noble, excellent, from Old French, well-born, from Latin genitus, past participle of gignere, to beget; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

gent 2

 (jĕnt)
n. Informal
A gentleman.

[Short for gentleman.]

gent

(dʒɛnt)
n
informal short for gentleman

Gent

(xɛnt)
n
(Placename) the Flemish name for Ghent

gent1

(dʒɛnt)

n.
a gentleman.
[1555–65; by shortening]

gent2

(dʒɛnt)

adj. Obs.
elegant; graceful.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French: orig., high-born, noble < Latin genitus, past participle of gignere to beget]

Gent

(xɛnt)

n.
Flemish name of Ghent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gent - informal abbreviation of `gentleman'
gentleman - a man of refinement
2.gent - a boy or mangent - a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
dog - informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"
3.gent - port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial centerGent - port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Translations

gent

[dʒent] N ABBR
1. =gentlemancaballero m
what will you have, gents? (hum) → ¿qué van a tomar los caballeros?
2. the gents (= lavatory) → el servicio (de caballeros), el baño (de señores) (LAm)
can you tell me where the gents is, please?¿el servicio de caballeros, por favor?
"gents"caballeros

gent

n (inf) abbr of gentlemanHerr m; gents’ shoes/outfitter (Comm) → Herrenschuhe pl/-ausstatter m; “Gents” (Brit: = lavatory) → „Herren“; where is the gents?wo ist die Herrentoilette?

gent

[dʒɛnt] n abbr (Brit) (fam) =gentlemansignore m

gentleman

(ˈdʒentlmən) plural ˈgentlemen noun
(abbreviation gent).
1. a polite word for a man. Two gentlemen arrived this morning.
2. a polite, well-mannered man. He's a real gentleman.
ˈgentlemanly adjective
(of men) polite; well-mannered. gentlemanly behaviour.
gents noun
(usually with the) a public toilet for men. Where's the nearest gents?
References in classic literature ?
I got a message from the head office that a gent at this address had been inquiring for No.
There's a lit'ery gent boarding with me in the room above, and he can't bear to be disturbed.
Well, cut out at the back and help land the young gent, or we'll have him giving us the slip too.
Moses Gluckstein, a city gent and very pleasant and fond of sparrowgrass and chokes, and 'e cut in-- there 'adn't been no customers for days--and began to talk very fast, offerin' me for anything I 'ad, anything, petaties or anything, its weight in gold.
An' the old gent up at the Hotel de Bronx is goin' to move into an outside room.
Or avant, entre nous tous freres Battons nos charognes bien fort En remembrant la grant misere De Dieu et sa piteuse mort Qui fut pris en la gent amere Et vendus et trais a tort Et bastu sa chair, vierge et dere Au nom de ce battons plus fort.
You'll have plenty of time to find out all about the old gent," he added with a thick laugh.
Tell young gent to look alive," says guard, opening the hind- boot and shooting in the parcels after examining them by the lamps.
Didn't know how much longer I might have to play the gent," he explained; "didn't know who you'd bring in.
The profound silence returned, and when I looked over my shoulder, Ransome--the intelli- gent, serene Ransome--had vanished from my side.
Scratchin' of their ears in another, when gents as is flush wants a bit of a show-orf to their gals.
There was an excuse for his remaining, for when the threshed rick drew near its final sheaves a little ratting was always done, and men unconnected with the threshing sometimes dropped in for that performance--sporting characters of all descriptions, gents with terriers and facetious pipes, roughs with sticks and stones.