Definition of Gentlewoman

1. Noun. A woman of refinement. "A chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"

Exact synonyms: Dame, Lady, Ma'am, Madam
Specialized synonyms: Grande Dame, Madame
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman



Definition of Gentlewoman

1. n. A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above the vulgar.

Definition of Gentlewoman

1. Noun. (obsolete) A woman of the nobility. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gentlewoman

1. [n -WOMEN]

Medical Definition of Gentlewoman

1. 1. A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above the vulgar. 2. A woman who attends a lady of high rank. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gentlewoman

gentlemen's agreement
gentlemen's club
gentlemen and scholars
gentlemen farmers
gentlemen of leisure
gentleness
gentlenesses
gentlepeople
gentleperson
gentlepersons
gentler
gentles
gentleship
gentlesse
gentlest
gentlewoman (current term)
gentlewomanliness
gentlewomanly
gentlewomen
gentling
gently
gentoo
gentoo penguin
gentoo penguins
gentoos
gentrice
gentrices
gentries
gentrification
gentrifications

Literary usage of Gentlewoman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"Then said the gentlewoman to Eush, who is your Maister, and what is his will ... Here followeth the answere of the gentlewoman. AND when the gentlewoman had ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"•flE LOOKES OF A LOUER FORSAKEN: 'BITTEN BY A gentlewoman WHO PASSED PY RIM ... the same gentlewoman passed by againe, and cast a longe looke towardes him, ..."

3. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society, John Harland, Manchester (England). Court-Leet (1861)
"—The English gentlewoman, drawn out to the full Body: Expressing, ... At the end of the work is the character of " A gentlewoman," four leaves unpaged; ..."

4. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard, William Caxton (1903)
"CHAPTER XXII How Launcelot after that he was hurt of a gentlewoman came to an ... Now mercy, fair sir, said the lady, I am a gentlewoman that useth here in ..."

5. The Arthurian Tales: The Greatest of Romances which Recount the Noble and by Thomas Malory, Ernest Rhys (1906)
"X. "THERE is in this castle a gentlewoman, which we have; and this castle is hers, and many other more. So it befell, many years ago, there fell upon her ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1919)
"A gentlewoman OF BOSTON 1742-1805 BY BARRETT WENDELL Years ago, when they had wax figures in the long since vanished Boston Museum, there was observed among ..."

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