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UK [ˈdʒent(ə)lmən] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "gentleman":
singular gentleman plural gentlemen UK [ˈdʒent(ə)lmən] / US
1) a man who is always polite and honest and considers other people's needs

Everyone always said that James was a real gentleman.

2) formal used for referring to a man whose name you do not know

Please could you call a taxi for this gentleman?

a) gentlemen
[plural] used for speaking to men in a group or audience

Gentlemen, shall we begin?

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen.

b) gentlemen
[plural] used for speaking about men in a group

There were flowers for the ladies and cigars for the gentlemen.

3) an old word for a man from a family in a high social class

Christian came from a long line of English country gentlemen.

4) American spoken formal used by a member of a law-making institution when speaking or referring to another member

Does the gentleman from Oregon agree?


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  • Gentleman — Gentleman …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • gentleman — [ ʒɑ̃tləman; dʒɛntləman ] n. m. • 1698; gentilleman 1558; angl. gentleman, d apr. gentilhomme 1 ♦ Homme distingué, d une parfaite éducation. ⇒ gentilhomme (2o). Se comporter en gentleman. Arsène Lupin, le gentleman cambrioleur. Des gentlemans ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gentleman — en 2005. Tilmann Otto (19 de abril de 1975 en Osnabrück, Alemania), mejor conocido por su nombre artístico Gentleman, es un Músico del Reggae. Contenido 1 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gentleman — Sm Mann von Lebensart und Charakter erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. gentleman, einer Lehnübersetzung zu frz. gentilhomme, beides ursprünglich Edelmann . ne. gentle geht über frz. gentil zurück auf l. gentīlis… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Gentleman — Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or refined… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gentleman — GENTLEMAN, gentlemeni, s.m. Bărbat cu comportări alese, ireproşabile, cu caracter distins. [pr.: géntlmen] – cuv. engl. Trimis de gall, 03.05.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  GENTLEM//AN [pr.: géntlmen] gentlemanani m. Persoană care respectă cu stricteţe… …   Dicționar Român

  • gentleman — patrician, aristocrat are comparable when they denote a person of good or noble birth. Gentleman basically implies descent from good family, the right to bear a coat of arms, and social rank just below that of the noble and above that of the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gentleman — (n.) well born man, early 13c., from GENTLE (Cf. gentle) + MAN (Cf. man). The Gentleman is always truthful and sincere; will not agree for the sake of complaisance or out of weakness ; will not pass over that of which he disapproves. He has a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gentleman — The word gentleman, formerly a term indicating social class, has largely fallen out of use in this meaning with the gradual erosion of class distinctions. It survives as a form of address (usually as ladies and gentlemen), in the phrase gentleman …   Modern English usage

  • gentleman — [jent′ l mən] n. pl. gentlemen [jent′ lmən] [ME gentilman (after OFr gentilz hom): see GENTLE & MAN] 1. a) Obs. a man born into a family of high social standing b) any man of independent means who does not work for a living …   English World dictionary

  • Gentleman — (engl., spr. dschéntl män, entsprechend im gewissen Sinn den französischen Ausdrücken »gentilhomme« und »galant homme«, mehr noch dem italienischen gentiluomo) ist zunächst in England eine Standesbezeichnung. Früher bezeichnete man mit G. den… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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