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gentleman

  

      n   pl   , -men  
1    a man regarded as having qualities of refinement associated with a good family  
2    a man who is cultured, courteous, and well-educated  
3    a polite name for a man  
4    the personal servant of a gentleman (esp. in the phrase gentleman's gentleman)  
5      (Brit. history)   a man of gentle birth, who was entitled to bear arms, ranking above a yeoman in social position  
6       (formerly) a euphemistic word for a       smuggler  
  gentlemanly      adj  
  gentlemanliness      n  


country gentleman  
      n   a rich man with an estate in the country  
gentleman-at-arms  
      n   pl   , gentlemen-at-arms   a member of the guard who attend the British sovereign on ceremonial and state occasions  
gentleman-farmer  
      n   pl   , gentlemen-farmers  
1    a person who engages in farming but does not depend on it for his living  
2    a person who owns farmland but does not farm it personally  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
gentlemanlike adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman

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