What does gentle mean?

Definitions for gentle
ˈdʒɛn tlgen·tle

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gentle, soft(adj)

    soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

    "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"

  2. gentle(adj)

    having or showing a kindly or tender nature

    "the gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes"

  3. gentle(adj)

    quiet and soothing

    "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"

  4. aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician(adj)

    belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

    "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes"

  5. docile, gentle(adj)

    easily handled or managed

    "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"

  6. easy, gentle, soft(adj)

    having little impact

    "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"

  7. easy, gentle(verb)

    marked by moderate steepness

    "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"

  8. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

  9. ennoble, gentle, entitle(verb)

    give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

  10. gentle(verb)

    stroke soothingly

Wiktionary

  1. gentle(Noun)

    A person of high birth.

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  2. gentle(Noun)

    A maggot used as bait by anglers

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  3. gentle(Verb)

    to become gentle

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  4. gentle(Verb)

    to ennoble

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  5. gentle(Verb)

    to break; to tame; to domesticate

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  6. gentle(Verb)

    To soothe; to calm.

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  7. gentle(Adjective)

    Tender and amiable; of a considerate or kindly disposition

    Stuart is a gentle man, he would never hurt you.

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  8. gentle(Adjective)

    Soft and mild rather than hard or severe

    I felt something touch my shoulder, it was gentle and a little slimy.

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  9. gentle(Adjective)

    Docile and easily managed

    We had a gentle swim in the lake.

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  10. gentle(Adjective)

    Gradual rather than steep or sudden

    The walks in this area have a gentle incline.

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

  11. gentle(Adjective)

    Polite and respectful rather than rude

    He gave me a gentle reminder that we had to hurry up.

    Etymology: From gentil, from gentil, from gentilis, from gens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gentle

    well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble

  2. Gentle

    quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice

  3. Gentle

    a compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader

  4. Gentle

    not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse

  5. Gentle

    soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop

  6. Gentle(noun)

    one well born; a gentleman

  7. Gentle(noun)

    a trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil

  8. Gentle(noun)

    a dipterous larva used as fish bait

  9. Gentle(verb)

    to make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble

  10. Gentle(verb)

    to make smooth, cozy, or agreeable

  11. Gentle(verb)

    to make kind and docile, as a horse

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gentle

    jen′tl, adj. well-born: mild and refined in manners: mild in disposition: amiable: soothing: moderate: gradual.—v.t. (Shak.) to make gentle.—n. (obs.) a person of good family: (Shak.) a trained falcon: the larva of the flesh-fly, used as a bait in angling.—n. Gentilesse′, the quality of being gentle, courtesy.—v.t. Gen′tilise, to raise to the class of gentleman.—n. Gentil′ity, good birth or extraction: good breeding: politeness of manners: genteel people: marks of gentility.—n.pl. Gen′tlefolk, people of good family.—adj. Gen′tle-heart′ed, having a gentle or kind disposition.—n. Gen′tlehood, position or character attaching to gentle birth.—n. Gen′tleness.—adv. Gent′ly.—n. Gen′trice, gentle birth, courtesy.—Gentle reader, courteous reader, an old-fashioned phrase common in the prefaces of books.—The gentle craft, a phrase used to specify shoe-making, also angling; The gentle (or gentler) sex, women in general as opposed to the stern or sterner sex. [Fr.,—L. gentilis. See Genteel.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gentle

    A maggot or grub used as a bait by anglers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gentle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3334

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gentle' in Adjectives Frequency: #462

How to pronounce gentle?

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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say gentle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gentle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gentle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gentle in a Sentence

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    We may perceive silence as hell or feel it as stilled happiness that brings us into harmony with our individuality. Some atoms or particles of sounds can, nonetheless, coincide with silence and create a mood of soothing relief. So, can the gentle roaring of the waves induce calmness and open another dimension to a cosmic experience. (“Sounds of silence”)

  2. Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson:

    There is nothing remotely satanic or demonic in this, this is a very gentle movement on how to be a good friend, good to your family and an honorable person.

  3. De La Rue:

    Chrissy used to give the boxers a run for their money with the jump rope, but she feels uncomfortable doing that when she’s pregnant, so now she does gentle running on a mini-trampoline while holding her belly. It’s great because it’s low-impact cardio.

  4. Vachel Lindsay:

    Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Hipper juicy, mega sexy sweet candy Oh God, so sexy. Hipper juicy, mega sweet candy. Delightfully beautiful. I am uncontrollably drawn to you ultra powerfully. When you walk in front of me, this is a mega juicy and beautiful and very sexually exciting, seductive dance of sexy buns. You are the most sexy erotic dope of my mind and heart. I want you with all my heart, every night all night long flight. Your kiss is a powerful energetic, this is my strongest addiction. Sex with you is the embrace of true love. You're just super sexy, too beautiful. Every second, when I see you, I think to myself: wow, just woooooooooooooooow, ooooooh yeaaaaaah, so hot well, just auch, toooooo much sexy. I can upload a lot of your photos into the computer and watch all day long for a slide show, and watch with great pleasure and just admire. All the compliments from all the universes just for you. I am in love with you over super ultra turbo mega, supa dupa powerfully. You are my ultra powerful sex attraction, your only passion, a powerful obsession with you. When you are close to me, I’m supposed to be delighted, it’s like a multi powerful orgasmic vibratory pulsating sensation in my soul, when I touch you and embrace tenderly, kissing it is just indescribable pleasure, all this is mixed with true love, joy and true happiness. Time stands still as everything except you is not important, you are the only value of my eternity and eternity with you - this is heaven on earth. You awaken in me a hard sexual hunger because you are very appetizing, charming delicacy, chic dessert. Luxurious, sexy chocolate color of your soft skin , hypper juicy and sweet, hipper juicy candy . Than blacker the skin, the sweeter and juicier. Unbearably sexy and beautiful. Mega horny sweet dream is like an erotic jazz melody, a prelude to hot sex. I give you my horny universal size, infinite amount of likes. Than more I look at you, than more I'm falling in love you and get horny. On such as you can with great pleasure to look for ages, day and night for days on flight. You have powerful sex magnetism. The movements of your luxurious body is aesthetic erotica. The more I look at you, the more I fall in love. The blacker the skin, the hotter and hotter and torrid it is, the heat of passion emanates from it. You are synonymous with torrid sex and delightfully beautiful passion of romance. When your sweet skin is in sweat, it plays with the bright tinges of the eloquent colors of aesthetics with the highest form of seducing a very powerful temptation gently falling in love with yourself. I am quite clearly aware of how beautiful you are to the extent that beautifully illuminates the day and how it beautify the night. Only you awaken in me a powerful unquenchable hunger for sex. My libido seems to be grilled like barbecue meat. You are my sweet dear masterpiece of the universe juicy candy I will love so strongly others will just be jealous. It is difficult to believe in your existence that there can be such a beautiful girl. Gentle sensual chocolate is a supremely royal shade of luxury. Everything that is connected with a beautiful sweet, sweet and touching is associated with you. You are a beautiful girl to tears. You are too sweet like a sugar and so sweet and cute. I have powerfull love and sex addiction to you is even more than anything else. Your love is the most invaluable and most valuable phenomenon in the universe. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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