noun, plural gentlemen.
of good family, breeding, or social position.
(used as a polite term) a man
: Do you know that gentleman over there?
gentlemen, (used as a form of address): Gentlemen, please come this way.
a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well-mannered man
: He behaved like a true gentleman.
a male personal servant, especially of a man
of social position; valet.
a male attendant upon a king, queen, or other royal person, who is himself of high birth or rank.
of good social standing, as a noble
or an armigerous commoner.
a male member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives: The chair recognizes the gentleman from Massachusetts.
who is above the rank of yeoman.
Origin: 1225–75; Middle English; Related forms
undergentleman, noun, plural undergentlemen.