gentle meaning

  • Gentle may refer to:
  • Gentleness
  • Gentleman, gentlewoman (in which gentle is traditionally the counterpoint of 'simple')
  • Gentle (comics)
  • GENtle (software)
  • Peter Gentle, Australian rugby league footballer and coach

    Definition of gentle in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgentles
    1. (archaic) A person of high birth.
      1. (archaic) A maggot used as bait by anglers.
        1. A trained falcon, or falcon-gentil.
        2. VerbSGgentlesPRgentlingPT, PPgentled
          1. VI to become gentle.
            1. VT to ennoble.
              1. VT (animal husbandry) to break; to tame; to domesticate.
                1. VT To soothe; to calm.
                2. AdjectiveCOMgentlerSUPgentlest
                  1. Tender and amiable; of a considerate or kindly disposition.
                    1. Stuart is a gentle man; he would never hurt you. ‎
                  2. Soft and mild rather than hard or severe.
                    1. Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures, mostly of the English school, were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.
                  3. Docile and easily managed.
                    1. We had a gentle swim in the lake. ‎
                    2. a gentle horse
                  4. Gradual rather than steep or sudden.
                    1. The walks in this area have a gentle incline. ‎
                  5. Polite and respectful rather than rude.
                    1. He gave me a gentle reminder that we had to hurry up. ‎
                  6. (archaic) Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
                  7. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • He makes sweet music with th' enamell'd stones, Giving a gentle kiss to every sedge He overtaketh in his pilgrimage; And so by many winding nooks he strays, With willing sport, to the wild ocean.
                      • Thatched cottages, manors, old mills, venerable churches and wooded lanes personify a John Bull fancy, neatly tucked into gentle hill folds.
                      • His mother wore the trousers, and father, a gentle man who worked in local government, was not ambitious enough for her.
                    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • Gentle-heartedness follows from humble-heartedness. When I know my proper place, and am therefore free to appreciate and affirm the invaluable goodness of my neighbor, I can afford to be gentle.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Adjectives
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                        • Verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Transitive verbs
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                          1. fr gentleman
                          2. en gentleman
                          3. en gentlemen
                          4. fr gentlemen
                          5. en gentleness
                          Source: Wiktionary
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                          Meaning of gentle for the defined word.

                          Grammatically, this word "gentle" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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