What does Gentleman mean?

Definitions for Gentleman
ˈdʒɛn tl mənGentle·man

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Gentleman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gentleman(noun)

    a man of refinement

  2. valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man(noun)

    a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer

    "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"

Wiktionary

  1. gentleman(Noun)

    A man of breeding or higher class.

  2. gentleman(Noun)

    A polite term referring to a man.

    Please direct this gentleman to the menswear department.

  3. gentleman(Noun)

    A polite form of address to a group of men.

    Follow me, gentlemen.

  4. gentleman(Noun)

    Toilets intended for use by men.

  5. gentleman(Noun)

    A cricketer of independent wealth, who does not (require to) get paid to play the sport

  6. gentleman(Noun)

    Amateur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gentleman(noun)

    a man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman

    Etymology: [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.]

  2. Gentleman(noun)

    one of gentle or refined manners; a well-bred man

    Etymology: [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.]

  3. Gentleman(noun)

    one who bears arms, but has no title

    Etymology: [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.]

  4. Gentleman(noun)

    the servant of a man of rank

    Etymology: [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.]

  5. Gentleman(noun)

    a man, irrespective of condition; -- used esp. in the plural (= citizens; people), in addressing men in popular assemblies, etc

    Etymology: [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.]

Freebase

  1. Gentleman

    In modern speech the term gentleman refers to any man of good, courteous conduct. It may also refer to all men collectively, as in indications of gender-separated facilities, or as a sign of the speaker's own courtesy when addressing others. In its original meaning, the term denoted a man of the lowest rank of the English gentry, standing below an esquire and above a yeoman. By definition, this category included the younger sons of the younger sons of peers and the younger sons of baronets, knights, and esquires in perpetual succession, and thus the term captures the common denominator of gentility shared by both constituents of the English aristocracy: the peerage and the gentry. In this sense, the word equates with the French gentilhomme, which latter term has been, in Great Britain, long confined to the peerage; Maurice Keen points to the category of "gentlemen" in this context as thus constituting "the nearest contemporary English equivalent of the noblesse of France". The notion of "gentlemen" as encapsulating the members of the hereditary ruling class was what the rebels under John Ball in the 14th century meant when they repeated:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gentleman

    jen′tl-man, n. a man of good birth: one who without a title wears a coat of arms: more generally every man above the rank of yeoman, including the nobility: one above the trading classes: a man of refined manners: a polite term used for man in general: (Shak.) a body-servant:—pl. Gen′tlemen—also a word of address:—fem. Gen′tlewoman.—ns. Gen′tleman-at-arms, a member of the royal bodyguard, instituted in 1509, and now composed of military officers of service and distinction only; Gen′tleman-comm′oner, a member of the higher class of commoners at Oxford University; Gen′tlemanhood, Gen′tlemanship, the condition or character of a gentleman.—adjs. Gen′tlemanlike, Gen′tlemanly, well-bred, refined, generous; Gen′tlemanliness.—adj. Gen′tlewomanly, like a refined and well-bred woman.—n. Gen′tlewomanliness.—Gentleman farmer, a landowner who resides on his estate and superintends the cultivation of his own soil; Gentleman of the Chapel-royal, a lay-singer who assists the priests in the choral service of the royal chapel; Gentleman's gentleman, a valet, or gentleman's body-servant; Gentleman usher, a gentleman who serves as an usher at court, or as an attendant on a person of rank.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. gentleman

    One who is gentle toward the friendless.

Editors Contribution

  1. gentleman

    A man who is polite, mannerly and is respectful to all human beings and animals.

    Her father was a gentleman and it showed in how he had such respect for everyone and everything and was a beautiful role model for the family and community.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 26, 2015  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gentleman' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2069

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gentleman' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1888

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gentleman' in Nouns Frequency: #707

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How to say Gentleman in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gentleman in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gentleman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Gentleman in a Sentence

  1. Ronald Loveless:

    As long as you did your job, Tom Coughlin would back you and support you, run through the wall for you, if you didn't, Tom Coughlin had no use for you. There's another gentleman I remember just like that. His name was Sam Walton.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    For what purpose does the gentleman from Ohio - um, from Illinois, excuse me, seek recognition? that was my first time presiding. And it's exciting. It's certainly a view. I wish we could, I wish we were allowed to take photos.

  3. Dave Chanda:

    They knew what to do. They probably saved the gentleman's life.

  4. Karen Cox:

    I have a child of my own so I know how that goes. God put it on my heart to go and help her out, the law enforcement official told WBKO. Corbitts mother Karen Cox, was quick to snap a photo of the sweet scene and share it to Facebook, where it later circulated among police support group Kentucky Going Blue. Cox thanked the official for taking the time out of his own break to carry the fussy baby, who quickly relaxed once Hampton held him. The image has since gone viral with over 1,200 likes and more than 480 shares to date. This is far beyond the call of duty!! Love this!!! one commenter said, while others applauded Hampton as a fantastic officer and awesome gentleman. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Despite all the hype, Hampton said that taking a minute to calm down baby Zerak was simply the right thing to do. All glory goes to God. We had a fallen trooper, Eric Chrisman, who said God first, family second, and everyone is family, he told the Post. We treat everyone like we want our family treated. CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM The officers wife, Kristen, said that the small act of kindness is just one example of her husbands compassionate character. We have a 1-year-old and we know exactly what thats like! it is really cool though because he does help people a lot, but this time he actually got recognition.

  5. Tom Cotton:

    In the emails that were on Hillary Clinton private server, there were conversations among Hillary Clinton senior advisers about this gentleman, that goes to show just how reckless and careless Hillary Clinton decision was to put that kind of highly classified information a private server. I think Hillary Clinton judgment is not suited to keep this country safe.

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Translations for Gentleman

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  • شهم, السيد, سيد, سادتي, مؤدب, خواجا, مهذب, أفندي, جنتلمان, رجل نبيلArabic
  • пан, спадарBelarusian
  • господинBulgarian
  • panCzech
  • Herr, meine HerrenGerman
  • κύριος, κύριοι, ευπατρίδηςGreek
  • ĝentlemanoEsperanto
  • caballero, señoresSpanish
  • آقاPersian
  • herrasmiehet, herrasmies, miestenFinnish
  • monsieur, messieurs, gentilhommeFrench
  • duine-uasalScottish Gaelic
  • सज्जनHindi
  • úr, urak, úriemberHungarian
  • պարոն, ջենտլմենArmenian
  • priaIndonesian
  • valmenni, herramaður, heiðursmaður, karlaklósett, aðalsmaður, prúðmenni, herra, ljúfmenni, herramennIcelandic
  • signore, signori, gentiluomoItalian
  • 男性用トイレ, 紳士, だんな, お客様, 諸君, 各位, 先生Japanese
  • mamoste, hêja, ez-xulam, ezbenî, efendî, birêz, seyda, rêzdarKurdish
  • virumLatin
  • господин, машки тоалетMacedonian
  • heren, heer, meneerDutch
  • herrer, herretoalett, herreNorwegian
  • dżentelmen, panowie, panPolish
  • senhor, [[banheiro]] [[masculino]], nobre, fidalgo, cavalheiroPortuguese
  • domnii mei!, bărbați, domn, gentlemen, domnilor!, domniRomanian
  • джентльмен, господин, господа, уважаемый, мужской туалет, сударьRussian
  • gospodin, gospodaSerbo-Croatian
  • herre, herrtoalett, gentleman, adelsman, herrSwedish
  • панUkrainian

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