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noun [countable]     gentleman pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a man who is always polite and honest and considers other people’s needs

    Everyone always said that James was a real gentleman.

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

    This gentleman has a question.

    1. b.


      [plural] used for speaking about men in a group

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

  3. 4
    American spoken formal used by a member of a legislature when speaking or referring to another member

    Does the gentleman from Oregon agree?


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