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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
References in classic literature ?
It appears, at first sight not unreasonable to suppose, that, if he had entertained a becoming feeling of respect for the prediction of the gentleman in the white waistcoat, he would have established that sage individual's prophetic character, once and for ever, by tying one end of his pocket-handkerchief to a hook in the wall, and attaching himself to the other.
The gentleman with the white waistcoat was standing at the gate with his hands behind him, after having delivered himself of some profound sentiments in the board-room.
The cork-drawing seemed to make a greater impression on the gentleman's mind, than the raven's power of speech, and was indeed particularly adapted to his habits and capacity.
'Bring him along,' said the gentleman, pointing to the house.
'Well, I seen pretty quick that Jerry thinks the world of Gentleman. All that evening he's acting as if he's as pleased as Punch to have him there.
1, Easy Street." You see, Jerry Moore was one of these slow, simple fellers, and you could tell in a moment what a lot he thought of Gentleman. Gentleman, you see, had a way with him.
He was quite tired out with pacing the streets, to say nothing of repeated disappointments, and was sitting down upon a step to rest, when there approached towards him a little clattering jingling four-wheeled chaise' drawn by a little obstinate-looking rough-coated pony, and driven by a little fat placid-faced old gentleman. Beside the little old gentleman sat a little old lady, plump and placid like himself, and the pony was coming along at his own pace and doing exactly as he pleased with the whole concern.
As they passed where he sat, Kit looked so wistfully at the little turn-out, that the old gentleman looked at him.
He carried a knapsack, like a gentleman on a pedestrian excursion; his manners were pleasant; and he was decidedly good-looking.
'Nothing,' replied that gentleman, who had had a short man standing on each of his feet for the quarter of an hour immediately preceding.
The sergeant, with his head raised, appeared to be watching the moment when the gentleman should appear, to address him.
An adventure which happened to Mr Jones at his lodgings, with some account of a young gentleman who lodged there, and of the mistress of the house, and her two daughters.