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gentile

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noun gen·tile \ˈjen-ˌtī(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of gentile

  • : a person who is not Jewish

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gentile

  1. 1 often capitalized :  a person of a non-Jewish nation or of non-Jewish faith; especially :  a Christian as distinguished from a Jew

  2. 2 :  heathen, pagan

  3. 3 often capitalized :  a non-Mormon

Examples of gentile in a sentence

  1. <a strict sect that believes that fellowship with gentiles should exist only for the purposes of conversion>



Origin and Etymology of gentile

Middle English, from Late Latin gentilis, from Latin gent-, gens nation


First Known Use: 14th century

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gentile

adjective gen·tile

Definition of gentile

  1. 1 often capitalized a :  of or relating to the nations at large as distinguished from the Jews; also :  of or relating to Christians as distinguished from the Jews b :  of or relating to non-Mormons

  2. 2 :  heathen, pagan

  3. 3 [Latin gentilis] :  relating to a tribe or clan




GENTILE Defined for Kids

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gentile

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noun , often cap gen·tile \ˈjen-ˌtīl\

Definition of gentile for Students

  1. :  a person who is not Jewish




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gentile

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adjective , often cap gen·tile

Definition of gentile for Students

  1. :  of or relating to people who are not Jewish





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