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gen·tile

 (jĕn′tīl′)
n. often Gentile
1. A person who is not Jewish.
2. Archaic A pagan or heathen.
3. Mormon Church A non-Mormon.
adj.
1. often Gentile Of or relating to a gentile.
2. Of or relating to a gens, tribe, or people.

[Middle English gentil, from Late Latin gentīlis, pagan, from Latin, of the same clan; see gentle.]

gentile

(ˈdʒɛntaɪl)
adj
1. (Grammar) denoting an adjective or proper noun used to designate a place or the inhabitants of a place, as Spanish and Spaniard
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) of or relating to a tribe or people
[C14: from Late Latin gentīlis, from Latin: one belonging to the same tribe or family; see gens]

Gentile

(ˈdʒɛntaɪl)
n
1. (Judaism) a person who is not a Jew
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a Christian, as contrasted with a Jew
3. (Protestantism) a person who is not a member of one's own church: used esp by Mormons
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a heathen or pagan
adj
5. (Judaism) of or relating to a race or religion that is not Jewish
6. (Christian Churches, other) Christian, as contrasted with Jewish
7. (Protestantism) not being a member of one's own church: used esp by Mormons
8. (Other Non-Christian Religions) pagan or heathen

Gentile

(Italian dʒenˈtiːle)
n
(Biography) Giovanni (dʒoˈvanni). 1875–1944, Italian Idealist philosopher and Fascist politician: minister of education (1922–24)

gen•tile

(ˈdʒɛn taɪl)

adj. (sometimes cap.)
1. of or pertaining to any people not Jewish.
2. Christian, as distinguished from Jewish.
3. not Mormon.
4. heathen or pagan.
5. of or pertaining to a tribe, clan, nation, etc.
n.
6. a person who is not Jewish, esp. a Christian.
7. (among Mormons) a person who is not a Mormon.
8. a heathen or pagan.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin gentīlis of or belonging to a gens, native =gent-, s. of gēns gens + -īlis -ile2]

gentile

A non-Jewish person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gentile - a person who does not acknowledge your godgentile - a person who does not acknowledge your god
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
paynim - a heathen; a person who is not a Christian (especially a Muslim)
idol worshiper, idolater, idoliser, idolizer - a person who worships idols
2.gentile - a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.gentile - a Christian as contrasted with a Jew
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
shegetz - an offensive term for non-Jewish young man; "why does she like all those shkotzim?"
4.gentile - a Christian; "Christians refer to themselves as gentiles"
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Adj.1.gentile - belonging to or characteristic of non-Jewish peoples
Translations
غَيْر عِبْراني، مِن الأمَم
kdo není Židpohan
ikke-jødeikke-jødisk
nem zsidó
sem er ekki gyîingur
nežydas
neebrejs
Nežidnežidovský
Yahudi olmayan kimse

Gentile

[ˈdʒentaɪl]
A. ADJno judío; (= pagan) → gentil
B. Nno judío/a m/f; (= pagan) → gentil mf

Gentile

gentile [ˈdʒɛntaɪl]
ngentil(e) m/f
adjgentil

Gentile

nNichtjude m, → Nichtjüdin f
adjnichtjüdisch, nicht jüdisch

Gentile

[ˈdʒɛntaɪl] n & adjgentile (m/f) >; (non-Jewish) → non ebreo/a

gentile

(ˈdʒentail) noun, adjective
(also with capital. especially in the Bible) (of) anyone who is not a Jew.
References in classic literature ?
Then, as if suspicion had overpowered his other feelings, he suddenly exclaimed, ``For the love of God, young man, betray me not for the sake of the Great Father who made us all, Jew as well as Gentile, Israelite and Ishmaelite do me no treason
Tribu" were possibly gentile groups, united by common descent, and included individuals connected by marriage.
We have here among us, my friends," says Chadband, "a Gentile and a heathen, a dweller in the tents of Tom-all-Alone's and a mover-on upon the surface of the earth.
Being Gentile, she was especially necessary to the Silversteins, who would not run the business themselves when the day of their Sabbath came round.
Clara's mother, like Saxon's, had crossed the Plains with ox-teams, and, like Saxon's, had wintered in Salt Intake City--in fact, had, with her sisters, opened the first Gentile school in that Mormon stronghold.
There are stories of her which I would fain disbelieve -- stories that she is sealed to some Gentile.
When Don Quixote saw it, rendered in such lifelike style that one would have said Christ was speaking and Paul answering, "This," he said, "was in his time the greatest enemy that the Church of God our Lord had, and the greatest champion it will ever have; a knight-errant in life, a steadfast saint in death, an untiring labourer in the Lord's vineyard, a teacher of the Gentiles, whose school was heaven, and whose instructor and master was Jesus Christ himself.
But this did not disconcert the enthusiast, who proceeded with the story of Joseph Smith's bankruptcy in 1837, and how his ruined creditors gave him a coat of tar and feathers; his reappearance some years afterwards, more honourable and honoured than ever, at Independence, Missouri, the chief of a flourishing colony of three thousand disciples, and his pursuit thence by outraged Gentiles, and retirement into the Far West.
Whom Pagans and unbelieving Gentiles call Duke of Buckingham," replied Milady.
He hoped that God had sent the English across the ocean, Gentiles as they were, to enlighten this benighted portion of his once chosen race.
who art read in the laws of the Gentiles, and hast sojourned among them who dabble with the Teraphim
The doctor of the Gentiles (the propriety of whose vocation, drew him to have a special care of those without) saith, if an heathen come in, and hear you speak with several tongues, will he not say that you are mad?