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gentleman

Definitions

  • Gentleman in Cart
    Gentleman in Cart
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gentleman a man of refinement
    • n gentleman a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

sporting gentleman on shoot sporting gentleman on shoot
Oh, did you see a gentleman on a bicycle Oh, did you see a gentleman on a bicycle
Very mild Gentleman Very mild Gentleman
Cicero throws up his Brief, like a Gentleman Cicero throws up his Brief, like a Gentleman

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The kilt was invented by a English gentleman who came to Scotland to open a factory because he got tired of his Scottish workers showing up in a long tunic with a belt (they couldn't afford pants). Rather than raise wages so they could afford pants he invented the kilt which is just a lot of fabric and they could afford that. The kilt did not become a symbol of clan pride until the English banned the kilt in Scotland. Then it became part of national pride to wear the newly invented clan plaids.
    • Gentleman A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman.
    • Gentleman A man, irrespective of condition; -- used esp. in the plural (= citizens; people), in addressing men in popular assemblies, etc.
    • Gentleman One of gentle or refined manners; a well-bred man.
    • Gentleman (Her) One who bears arms, but has no title.
    • Gentleman The servant of a man of rank. "The count's gentleman, one Cesario."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: George Anthiel composed film scores, but earlier in his life he had been an avant garde composer. In 1924 his "Ballet mecanique" was performed at Carnegie Hall. The work was scored for a fire siren, automobile horns, and an airplane propeller. After only a few minutes of this racket, an aging gentleman in the orchestra seats tied his handkerchief to his cane and began waving a white flag.
    • n gentleman A man of good family; a man of good or gentle birth; in England, specifically, any man above the social rank of yeoman, including noblemen; in a more limited sense, a man who without a title bears a coat of arms, or whose ancestors have been freemen; one of the class holding a middle rank between the nobility and yeomanry.
    • n gentleman In a loose sense, any man whose breeding, education, occupation, or income raises him above menial service or an ordinary trade.
    • n gentleman A man of good breeding, courtesy, and kindness; hence, a man distinguished for fine sense of honor, strict regard for his obligations, and consideration for the rights and feelings of others.
    • n gentleman As a polite form of speech, a man in general; any man, but particularly, where discrimination is used, any man of respectable appearance or good manners; in the plural, a form of address to a company of men, or to all the men in an audience: as, welcome, gentlemen; ladies and gentlemen. This use of gentleman for man, to the neglect of gradation, like that of lady for woman, is often carried to excess, and is to be avoided except where required by the unquestioned rules of politeness. See lady.
    • n gentleman The body-servant or personal attendant of a man of rank.
    • n gentleman An apparatus used in soldering circular pewter ware. It is a revolving pedestal, adjustable by a side-screw to any height.
    • n gentleman [Perhaps an adaptation of another name of the same bird, Jan van Gent.] The white gannet or solan goose, Sula bassana.
    • n gentleman An invalid or disabled soldier who made his living by begging.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gentleman jen′tl-man a man of good birth: one who without a title wears a coat of arms: more generally every man above the rank of yeoman, including the nobility: one above the trading classes: a man of refined manners: a polite term used for man in general:
    • n Gentleman jen′tl-man (Shak.) a body-servant
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”
  • Fred A. Allen
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    “A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.”
  • Daisy Ashford
    Daisy Ashford
    “I am partial to ladies if they are nice. I suppose it is my nature. I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it.”
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass
    “A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.”
  • Edward Fox
    Edward Fox
    “Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gentilman, nobleman; gentil, noble + man, man; cf. F. gentilhomme,

Usage

In literature:

An assistant schoolmaster is not often in orders, and sometimes is not a gentleman.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
He was the first gentleman who ever saluted me formally.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
In appearance he resembled many another clean-cut, clean-living American gentleman.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Poor gentleman's wife, sir?
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
A good young Gentleman!
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
Seeking for an opportunity, I saw a young man of gentlemanly appearance, well dressed, and with a mild and amiable air.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Even property in land could not in his eyes create a gentleman.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
In the drawing-room sat a gentleman turning over the leaves of a book.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
A lady should be a lady, and a gentleman a gentleman under any and all circumstances.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Why every dog knows Gentleman Geoff's Billie!
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
Now, Mr Rubb was not a gentleman.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
A gentleman heeds the roots.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
I think I know a gentleman when I see one.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
You were a gentleman foundling, presenting yourself with a fifty-pound note, and good clothes.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
I should sincerely regret the adoption of the resolution of the gentleman from Virginia.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
That young gentleman was at no loss how to occupy part of the time.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
An old gentleman will seldom fall in love without some encouragement; or at any rate, will not tell his love.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
This gentleman said to my mother, that the principle trouble was her lack of knowledge of my disposition.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
A lady when she refuses a gentleman gives no cause of quarrel.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
He could have carried the trunk, but as he was to be a gentleman, it would not be dignified were he to shoulder it.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
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In poetry:

GENTLEMAN.
Ah, thou'rt roused.
Thy master hath been robbed--the Spagnoletto--
Maria of the Golden Locks--his daughter.
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
"But if I though he wold not come,
Noe longer wold I stay."
With that, a brave younge gentleman
Thus to the Erle did say:
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
Look at the gentleman, stewed!
Look at the glare of the rocket!
Don't get so terribly rude,
Keep your hand out of my pocket!
"An Election Night Pantoum" by Franklin Pierce Adams
The People, of whom he was one.
No gentleman like Washington,--
(Whose bones, methinks, make room,
To have him in their tomb!)
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
The portly gentleman who are
the pillars of the land come down
and greet the Newcomes voyaged far
to make a name in Sydney town.
"Ship from the Thames" by Rex Ingamells
When to that gentleman he came,
Down he kneeled on his knee,
And took the letter betwixt his hands,
And lett the gentleman it see.
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British

In news:

Fuentes, an elegant soul, a gentleman, and a literary master, was also stubborn as a mule.
Kim is a 23-year-old Texas native, who wears her Southern roots with pride, but can she find a gentleman in a city full of Yankees.
Here is a gentleman on 35th St in Milwaukee from a photo I took on Friday June 22, 2012.
Freedman and Steven Lutvak's A Gentleman 's Guide to Love and Murder, starring Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays in eight roles, is now playing at Connecticut's Hartford Stage through Nov 11.
The Pirate Was A Gentlemen (To the tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ) The pirate was a gentleman when he took all my loot.
Gentleman 's Club Holds Toy Drive.
This gentleman knows how to find a bargain: Jeanne Beker.
New Mexico's 1st Gentleman takes job in Santa Fe.
A Gentleman 's Caribbean Drinking Holiday.
Gentleman 's club owner arrested.
Eight Injured in Gentleman 's Gas Blast.
A gas explosion at a gentleman 's club in Springfield, Massachusetts, injures eight.
Man hospitalized after shooting outside gentleman 's club.
An actor and a gentleman .
But the real leap came a few years later: "An Officer and a Gentleman " was a box office smash.
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In science:

Ostrovsky ”Handsome Gentleman.” [Krasavets muzhchina.] Dependence of the inverted rank on the frequency.
Negative dimension in general and asymptotic topology
However, among his other eccentricities, this gentleman uses a programming language he himself developed, which corresponds to a Turing machine A.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Historians of science have discovered that a certain wealthy English gentleman named Mr.
Basic notions of dense matter physics: applications to astronomy
Bernd Bassalleck and Jim Lowe. I don’t use the word ’gentleman’ lightly.
Finding The Charm In 800 GeV/c p-Cu and p-Be Single Muon Spectra
Many of the main packages are described in Gentleman et al. (2005).
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
Gentleman, R., Carey, V., Huber, W., Irizarry, R., and Dudoit, S., New York: Springer, Statistics for Biology and Health, pp. 33–48.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
Gentleman, R., Carey, V., Huber, W., Irizarry, R., and Dudoit, S. E. (2005), Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Solutions Using R and Bioconductor, Springer.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
We are most grateful to Robert Gentleman (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) for many stimulating discussions on statistical and computational methods for the analysis of biological annotation metadata.
Multiple tests of association with biological annotation metadata
Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 Article 13. Gentleman, R. C., Carey, V. J., Huber, W., Irizarry, R. A. and Dudoit, S., editors (2005a).
Multiple tests of association with biological annotation metadata
Ihaka, R. and Gentleman, R. (1996). R: a language for data analysis and graphics.
Improved testing inference in mixed linear models
MR1994856 Wu, Z., Irizarry, R. A., Gentleman, R., Murillo, F. M. and Spencer, F. (2004). A model based background adjustment for oligonucleotide expression arrays.
Bayesian testing of many hypotheses $\times$ many genes: A study of sleep apnea
Statistical Anal Robert Gentleman and Duncan Temple Lang.
On Goodness of Fit Tests For Models of Neuronal Spike Trains Considered as Counting Processes
We carried out preliminary screening for gene-filtering using the approach in Gentleman et al. (2005), which left 2391 genes for analysis.
A two-sample test for high-dimensional data with applications to gene-set testing
We have used the data from the R package multtest available from Bioconductor (Gentleman et al., 2004).
Intrinsic Bounds and False Discovery Rate Control in Multiple Testing Problems
We use the standard implementation provided in the stats package of R Ihaka and Gentleman (1996) by the function cmdscale.
Computational Tools for Evaluating Phylogenetic and Hierarchical Clustering Trees
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