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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gannet  \Gan"net\,  n.  [OE.  gant,  AS  ganet,  ganot,  a  sea  fowl,  a 
  fen  duck;  akin  to  D.  gent  gander,  OHG.  ganazzo  See  {Gander}, 
  {Goose}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  sea  birds  of  the  genus  {Sula}, 
  allied  to  the  pelicans. 
 
  Note:  The  common  gannet  of  Europe  and  America  ({S.  bassana}), 
  is  also  called  {solan  goose},  {chandel  goose},  and 
  {gentleman}.  In  Florida  the  wood  ibis  is  commonly 
  called  gannet. 
 
  {Booby  gannet}.  See  {Sula}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gentleman  \Gen"tle*man\,  n.;  pl  {Gentlemen}.  [OE.  gentilman 
  nobleman;  gentil  noble  +  man  man;  cf  F.  gentilhomme.] 
  1.  A  man  well  born;  one  of  good  family;  one  above  the 
  condition  of  a  yeoman. 
 
  2.  One  of  gentle  or  refined  manners;  a  well-bred  man. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  One  who  bears  arms,  but  has  no  title. 
 
  4.  The  servant  of  a  man  of  rank. 
 
  The  count's  gentleman,  one  Cesario  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  man,  irrespective  of  condition;  --  used  esp.  in  the 
  plural  (=  citizens;  people),  in  addressing  men  in  popular 
  assemblies,  etc 
 
  Note:  In  Great  Britain,  the  term  gentleman  is  applied  in  a 
  limited  sense  to  those  having  coats  of  arms,  but  who 
  are  without  a  title,  and  in  this  sense  gentlemen  hold 
  a  middle  rank  between  the  nobility  and  yeomanry.  In  a 
  more  extended  sense  it  includes  every  man  above  the 
  rank  of  yeoman,  comprehending  the  nobility.  In  the 
  United  States,  the  term  is  applied  to  men  of  education 
  and  good  breeding  of  every  occupation. 
 
  {Gentleman  commoner},  one  of  the  highest  class  of  commoners 
  at  the  University  of  Oxford. 
 
  {Gentleman  usher},  one  who  ushers  visitors  into  the  presence 
  of  a  sovereign,  etc 
 
  {Gentleman  usher  of  the  black  rod},  an  usher  belonging  to  the 
  Order  of  the  Garter,  whose  chief  duty  is  to  serve  as 
  official  messenger  of  the  House  of  Lords. 
 
  {Gentlemen-at-arms},  a  band  of  forty  gentlemen  who  attend  the 
  sovereign  on  state  occasions;  formerly  called  {gentlemen 
  pensioners}.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gentleman 
  n  1:  a  man  of  refinement 
  2:  a  manservant  who  acts  as  a  personal  attendant  to  his 
  employer;  "Jeeves  was  Bertie  Wooster's  man"  [syn:  {valet}, 
  {valet  de  chambre},  {gentleman's  gentleman},  {man}] 




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