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Webster 1913 Edition


Gent

Gent

,
Adj.
[OF.
gent
, fr. L.
genitus
born, or (less prob.) fr.
gentilis
. See
Genteel
.]
1.
Gentle; noble; of gentle birth.
[Obs.]
All of a knight [who] was fair and
gent
.
Chaucer.
2.
Neat; pretty; fine; elegant.
[Obs.]
Spenser.
Her body
gent
and small.
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gent

GENT

,
Adj.
Elegant; pretty; gentle. [Not in use.]

Definition 2021


Gent

Gent

See also: gent

Albanian

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Gent m

  1. A male given name
  2. of royale descent
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Czech

Proper noun

Gent m

  1. Ghent

Derived terms

  • gentský

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛnt
  • IPA(key): /ɣɛnt/

Proper noun

Gent n

  1. City of Ghent.

gent

gent

See also: Gent

English

Noun

gent (plural gents)

  1. A gentleman.
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Etymology 2

From Old French gent, ultimately from Latin genitum (born).

Adjective

gent (comparative more gent, superlative most gent)

  1. (obsolete) Noble; well-bred, courteous; graceful.
    • Chaucer
      A knight [who] was fair and gent.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ix:
      He lou'd, as was his lot, a Ladie gent, / That him againe lou'd in the least degree [...].
  2. (obsolete) neat; pretty; elegant
    • Spenser
      Her body gent and small.

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ent

Noun

gent f (uncountable)

  1. people, folk

See also


French

Etymology

Latin gentis, plural of gens.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒɑ̃/

Noun

gent f (plural gents or gens)

  1. (obsolete) people, nation
  2. (obsolete) tribe
  3. company, those who are in accompaniment

Adjective

gent m (feminine singular gente, masculine plural gents, feminine plural gentes)

  1. (obsolete or humorous) nice, pleasant, or noble, speaking of a person or thing

Old French

Etymology

Latin gens

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒãnt/
  • Rhymes: -ãnt

Noun

gent f (oblique plural genz or gentz, nominative singular gent, nominative plural genz or gentz)

  1. population; people
    la Franceise gent - the French people

Adjective

gent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gente)

  1. fair; beautiful

Declension


Swedish

Adjective

gent

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of gen.