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noun [countable] gentleman pronunciation in American English /ˈdʒent(ə)lmən/ 
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pluralgentlemen

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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.

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    1. a.

      gentlemen

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

      Gentlemen, shall we begin?

      Welcome, ladies and gentlemen.

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    2. b.

      gentlemen

      [plural] used for speaking about men in a group

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

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  3. 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. 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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