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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 ?
Tell young gent to look alive," says guard, opening the hind- boot and shooting in the parcels after examining them by the lamps.
As we comes up, 'Now, boys,' says young gent on the box (smart young fellow and desper't reckless), 'here's fun
Them Irishers last summer had all got stones ready for us, and was all but letting drive, and we'd got two reverend gents aboard too.
An' the old gent up at the Hotel de Bronx is goin' to move into an outside room.
For just as long as it takes the old gent to land another bunch of gold-pouched, retriever-snouted treasure-hunters, and no longer.
Lady," he said, "dat gent on de oder bench sent yer a song and dance by me.
De gent says he's had de ski-bunk put on him widout no cause.
Didn't know how much longer I might have to play the gent," he explained; "didn't know who you'd bring in.
I don't say so much about this other gent, though I saw him along with you on the job that time in the provinces; but if he's a pal of yours, Mr.
You'll have plenty of time to find out all about the old gent," he added with a thick laugh.
The captain walked up and down looking straight before him, the helmsman steered, looking upwards at the sails, the old gent on the skylight looked down on his daughter--and Mr.
He did not see the sneer of contempt which passed all round the room, from the first clerk to the articled gents, from the articled gents to the ragged writers and white-faced runners, in clothes too tight for them, as he sate there tapping his boot with his cane, and thinking what a parcel of miserable poor devils these were.