) KEY NOUN:
- One who is not of the Jewish faith or is of a non-Jewish nation.
- A Christian.
- Archaic A pagan or heathen.
- Mormon Church A non-Mormon.
- often Gentile Of or relating to a Gentile.
- Of or relating to a gens, tribe, or people.
- Grammar Expressing national or local origins.
Middle English gentil
, from Late Latin gentlis
, from Latin, of the same clan
; see gentle