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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  She  conquers  him  by  high  almighty  Jove,  By 
  knighthood,  gentry,  and  sweet  friendship's  oath. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  People  of  education  and  good  breeding;  in  England,  in  a 
  restricted  sense  those  between  the  nobility  and  the 
  yeomanry.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Courtesy;  civility;  complaisance.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  show  us  so  much  gentry  and  good  will  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gentry 
  n  :  the  most  powerful  members  of  a  society  [syn:  {aristocracy}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gentry,  AR  (city,  FIPS  26290) 
  Location:  36.26681  N,  94.48285  W 
  Population  (1990):  1726  (684  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  72734 
  Gentry,  MO  (village,  FIPS  26776) 
  Location:  40.33309  N,  94.42354  W 
  Population  (1990):  95  (48  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  64453 




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