Skip to search.
Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

gen·tile  audio  (jntl) KEY 

NOUN:
often Gentile
  1. One who is not of the Jewish faith or is of a non-Jewish nation.
  2. A Christian.
  3. Archaic A pagan or heathen.
  4. Mormon Church A non-Mormon.
ADJECTIVE:
  1. often Gentile Of or relating to a Gentile.
  2. Of or relating to a gens, tribe, or people.
  3. Grammar Expressing national or local origins.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English gentil, from Late Latin gentlis, pagan, from Latin, of the same clan ; see gentle


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer