Complete Definition of "gentleman"

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English

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Etymology
From L. gentili-s, belonging to the same gens or stock.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈʤɛntlmən/
audio|en-us-gentleman.ogg|Audio (US)
Hyphenation: gen·tle·man

Noun
en-noun|gentlemen

  1. A man of breeding or higher class.
  2. A polite term referring to a man.

#:Please direct this gentleman to the menswear department.

  1. context|in plural only A polite form of address to a group of men.

#:Follow me, gentlemen.

  1. (gentlemen's) Toilets intended for use by men.

Usage notes
The equivalent form of address to one man is Sir.

Synonyms
i-c|toilets gents colloquial, little boy's room colloquial, men's room

Related terms
gentlewoman
gentlelady

Translations
trans-top|man of breeding
Croatian: gospodin m
French: gentilhomme m
Dutch: heer
Icelandic: herra m
trans-mid
Kurdish: hêja, rêzdar, birêz, mamoste, seyda, efendî
Scottish Gaelic: duine-uasal m
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trans-top|polite term for a man
Croatian: gospodin m
Dutch: meneer
Finnish: herrasmies
French: gentilhomme m
German: Herr m
Hungarian: úriember, úr, úraság
Icelandic: herramaður m, herra m
Italian: signore m
trans-mid
Kurdish: hêja, rêzdar, birêz, mamoste, seyda, efendî
Portuguese: senhor m, cavalheiro m
Scottish Gaelic: duine-uasal m
Spanish: caballero m
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trans-top|polite form of address to men
Croatian: gospoda f
Dutch: heren
Finnish: herrasmiehet
French: messieurs m|p
German: Herr m
Hungarian: urak
Icelandic: herramenn m
Italian: signori m|p
trans-mid
Kurdish: hêja, rêzdar, birêz, mamoste, seyda, efendî, ezbenî, ez-xulam
Portuguese: senhor m
Spanish: señores m
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trans-top|toilets intended for use by men
Dutch: heren
Finnish: miesten
trans-mid
Icelandic: karlaklósett n
Hungarian: urak
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See also
lady
gentleman's agreement

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Revision and Credits for"gentleman"
  • 2007-10-28 17:35 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/Justparker|Justparker]] ([[User_talk:Justparker|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:AutoFormat|AutoFormat]]

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