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gen·tle·man

 (jĕn′tl-mən)
n.
1. A man of gentle or noble birth or superior social position: "He's too much a gentleman to be a scholar" (Aphra Behn).
2. A well-mannered and considerate man with high standards of proper behavior. See Usage Note at lady.
3. A man of independent means who does not need to have a wage-paying job.
4. A man: Do you know this gentleman?
5. gentlemen (-mən) Used as a form of address for a group of men.
6. A manservant; a valet.

gen′tle·man·ly adj.

gentleman

(ˈdʒɛntəlmən)
n, pl -men
1. a man regarded as having qualities of refinement associated with a good family
2. a man who is cultured, courteous, and well-educated
3. a polite name for a man
4. the personal servant of a gentleman (esp in the phrase gentleman's gentleman)
5. (Historical Terms) history Brit a man of gentle birth, who was entitled to bear arms, ranking above a yeoman in social position
6. (formerly) a smuggler
ˈgentlemanly adj
ˈgentlemanliness n

gen•tle•man

(ˈdʒɛn tl mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a man of good family, breeding, or social position.
2. (used as a polite term) a man: the gentleman in the tweed suit.
3. gentlemen, (used as a form of address): Gentlemen, please come this way.
4. a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well-mannered man.
5. a male personal servant; valet.
6. a male attendant upon a king, queen, or other royal person, who is himself of high birth or rank.
7. a man with an independent income who does not work for a living.
8. a male member of the U.S. Congress: The chair recognizes the gentleman from Massachusetts.
9. (formerly) a man above the rank of yeoman.
[1225–75]
gen′tle•man•ly, adj.
syn: See man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gentleman - a man of refinementgentleman - a man of refinement      
Don - a Spanish gentleman or nobleman
gent - informal abbreviation of `gentleman'
gentleman-at-arms - one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.gentleman - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employergentleman - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
body servant - a valet or personal maid
manservant - a man servant

gentleman

noun
Quotations
"It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain" [Cardinal Newman The Idea of a University]
Translations
سَيِّدكَرِيـمُ الـمَحْتِدمُهَذَّب، رفيع التهذيب
džentlmenmužpán
gentleman
herrasmiesmiestenherrasmiehet
gospodingospoda
úriemberúrurak
herraherra; maîurherramennprúîmenni
紳士
신사
džentelmenasdžentelmeniškasponasvyrų tualetas
džentlmeniskungs
džentlmen
gospodkavalir
gentleman
สุภาพบุรุษ
người đàn ông phong nhã

gentleman

[ˈdʒentlmən]
A. N (gentlemen (pl)) (= man) → señor m; (having gentlemanly qualities) → caballero m (archaic) (at court) → gentilhombre m
there's a gentleman waiting to see youhay un señor esperando para verle
young gentlemanseñorito m
to be a perfect gentlemanser un perfecto caballero
he's no gentlemanpoco caballero es él
"gentlemen" (= lavatory) → caballeros
B. CPD gentleman's agreement Nacuerdo m entre caballeros
gentleman farmer Nterrateniente m
gentleman's gentleman Nayuda m de cámara

gentleman

[ˈdʒɛntəlmən] n
(= man) → monsieur m
Good morning, gentlemen → Bonjour messieurs.
(= well-bred man) → gentleman m
a real gentleman → un vrai gentleman gentleman's agreement

gentleman

n pl <-men>
(well-mannered, well-born) → Gentleman m, → Herr m; (trustworthy) → Ehrenmann m, → Gentleman m; he’s a real gentlemaner ist ein richtiger Gentleman; be a gentleman and take her homesei ein richtiger Gentleman und bringe sie nach Hause
(= man)Herr m; gentlemen!meine Herren!; (in business letter) → sehr geehrte Herren!; gentlemen of the jury/press!meine Herren Geschworenen/von der Presse!
(dated: with private income) → Privatier m; (Hist, rank) → Mann mvon Stand; (at court) → Höfling m; gentleman-farmerGutsbesitzer m

gentleman

[ˈdʒɛntlmən] n (-men (pl)) → signore m; (well-mannered, well-bred man) → gentiluomo, signore m
gentlemen! → signori!
(to be) a perfect gentleman → (dimostrarsi) un vero gentiluomo
gentleman's agreement → impegno sulla parola, gentleman's agreement m inv

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?

gentleman

كَرِيـمُ الـمَحْتِد džentlmen gentleman Gentleman τζέντλεμαν caballero herrasmies gentleman gospodin gentiluomo 紳士 신사 gentleman gentleman dżentelmen cavalheiro джентльмен gentleman สุภาพบุรุษ centilmen người đàn ông phong nhã 绅士
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No gentleman were admitted, so Jo played male parts to her heart's content and took immense satisfaction in a pair of russet leather boots given her by a friend, who knew a lady who knew an actor.
No, this was the gentleman who wrote that interesting article about the idol of gold," and he motioned to the magazine Ned held in his hand.
The minute supper was over, Otto took me into the kitchen to whisper to me about a pony down in the barn that had been bought for me at a sale; he had been riding him to find out whether he had any bad tricks, but he was a `perfect gentleman,' and his name was Dude.
At another time her affections were deeply engaged by a young gentleman who visited a lady on a neighboring plantation.
After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion.
It needed only the extravagant contrast presented by that gentleman to complete the tableau.
He had scarcely begun when a gentleman, walking toward us very fast, held up his umbrella.
But--seated upon the stump, she was startled to find an elegantly dressed gentleman reading a newspaper.
The sergeant, with his head raised, appeared to be watching the moment when the gentleman should appear, to address him.
Well, I seen pretty quick that Jerry thinks the world of Gentleman.
An elderly gentleman of the amiable military type rushes into shelter, and closes a dripping umbrella.
and lighters to send them to Toulon, one of the fishermen told the comte that his boat had been laid up to refit since a trip he had made on account of a gentleman who was in great haste to embark.