gent

Definitions

  • Old Gent in Oak Tree
    Old Gent in Oak Tree
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gent port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry
    • n gent a boy or man "that chap is your host","there's a fellow at the door","he's a likable cuss","he's a good bloke"
    • n gent informal abbreviation of `gentleman'
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gent Gentle; noble; of gentle birth. "All of a knight [who] was fair and gent ."
    • Gent Neat; pretty; fine; elegant. "Her body gent and small."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gent Noble; gentle.
    • gent Neat; slender; elegant.
    • gent Polished; refined.
    • n gent An abbreviation of gentleman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gent jent (Spens.) noble.
    • n Gent jent familiar abbrev. of gentleman: one who apes the gentleman.
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Quotations

  • Wilson Mizner
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    “The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. gent, fr. L. genitus, born, or (less prob.) fr. gentilis,. See Genteel

Usage

In literature:

I wanted the old gent to start me up in it, but he said, 'Nix come arouse.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
When I gets back on the gate I tries to figure out this Mallory gent; but I can't place him.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
And the sharp-eyed, gray-haired gent we talked to through the brass gratin' acted like he'd never heard the name Gedney Nash before.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
I finds him in his room havin' a confab with two other plain clothes gents.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
I wanted the old gent to start me up in it, but he said, 'Nix come arouse.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
There are, moreover, in addition to these, many other gentes and sub-gentes of more recent origin.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
For, honest, so far as I've ever seen, this young Hollister was a nice, quiet, peaceable chap, with all the earmarks of a perfect gent.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
I'm sorry he ain't here, gents.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
The gent's forgotten it, I dessay.
"True to his Colours" by Theodore P. Wilson
Gents can't break their words.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

And how she herself had lived in
Many years of union sweet,
Vith a gent she met promiskous,
Valkin in the public street.
"The Ballad Of Eliza Davis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Treads thy weekly round the wise;
Comes the workman to thee,
Free as gent's or lords who rise
From gilded page to sue thee.
"A Parody On "The Wayside Well"" by Janet Hamilton
Galliant gents and lovely ladies,
List a tail vich late befel,
Vich I heard it, bein on duty,
At the Pleace Hoffice, Clerkenwell.
"The Ballad Of Eliza Davis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Dear Peter from my threshold went,
One morning in the body:
He “dropped” me, to oblige a gent—
A gent with spear and waddy!
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
The reverend gent looked grave, "Dear me!
Then there is NO 'society'? -
I mean, of course, no sinners there
Whose souls will be my special care?"
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Un dí, s'io non andrò sempre fuggendo
Di gente in gente, me vedrai seduto
Su la tua pietra, o fratel mio, gemendo
Il fior de' tuoi gentili anni caduto.
"In Morte Del Fratello Giovanni" by Ugo Foscolo

In news:

Check out more than 200 photos from the crowd of the 25 Gents 37th anniversary party.
Companies affiliated with Genting, the Malaysian gambling powerhouse, had poured money this year into a political committee that hired consultants, lawyers and a company known for collecting voter signatures for constitutional amendments .
There's a big difference between these two gents: One is a gruff, masculine lumberjack who I would kiss, and the other most likely has scaly winter skin.
He's a large guy in his mid-40s and would have been noticeable even if he hadn't stared at the players and said, "Hello, ladies and gents".
Ugg boot lamb skin color shoes or boots trunk boots could possibly be boot styles made of place that is certainly for girl let alone gents.
Of course, a lot has changed since these punk-metal gents first started out in the '80s.
Gents, you need a little color.
So, just how did they get the attention of the gents of Disturbed .
Well- Dressed Elderly Gent With Oxygen Tank Robs Bank.
And the Genting Group, the multinational tourism and gaming company that raised political fervor last year with plans to build a giant casino resort in Miami, could be on the agenda.
Knowing When To Fold 'Em, Genting Abandons Casino Law Petition Drive.
Two scions of Malaysia's Genting gaming empire inked a deal on Tuesday to gain control of listed Australian wagering group Two Way Ltd as they seek to build their own casino and leisure business in southeast Asia.
Nov 18 - 22 Gent, Horeca Expo.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Local Grand Gents Rugby Club athlete Gage Casey signed his letter of intent with American International College.
Gents honored at "GQ's" gentleman 's ball.
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In science:

Gent, I., Nightingale, P., and Stergiou, K. 2005.
Certainty Closure: Reliable Constraint Reasoning with Incomplete or Erroneous Data
C 0 (X )) of limiting data of conver(H∞ , 2H ∞ , A∞ ) = (L2 (X, dvolg ), ∆Φ gent sequences of CFTs.
Decoding the geometry of conformal field theories
The Gent isotropic strain energy (Gent, 1996) describes rapidly strain-stiffening materials in a very satisfying way.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
Knecht, ‘Algoritmische multiloop berekeningen in massieve kwantumveldentheorie’ University of Gent PhD thesis.
Two loop effective potential for < A^2_\mu > in the Landau gauge in quantum chromodynamics
Finally, there are also the dual constructions: the torsion pair (F , Gent) generated by t, and the torsion pair (C , Q) generated by q, see , or 5.4 and 5.2.
Large tilting modules and representation type
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