gentleman - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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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

    Please could you call a taxi for this gentleman?

    1. b.


      [plural] used for speaking about men in a group

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

  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 law-making institution when speaking or referring to another member

    Does the gentleman from Oregon agree?