Gentry

Gen"try

(?), n. [OE. genterie, gentrie, noble birth, nobility, cf. gentrise, and OF. gentelise, genterise, E. gentilesse, also OE. genteleri high-mindedness. See Gent, a., Gentle, a.] 1. Birth; condition; rank by birth. [Obs.] "Pride of gentrie." Chaucer.
[1913 Webster]

She conquers him by high almighty Jove,
By knighthood, gentry, and sweet friendship's oath.
Shak.
[1913 Webster]

2. People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry. Macaulay.
[1913 Webster]

3. Courtesy; civility; complaisance. [Obs.]
[1913 Webster]

To show us so much gentry and good will.
Shak.
[1913 Webster]

 

New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/"
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />
 </p>
</form>

 

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Thu 13th December 2018