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4 definitions found
 for gentile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gentile \Gen"tile\, a.
     1. Belonging to the nations at large, as distinguished from
        the Jews; ethnic; of pagan or heathen people.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Gram.) Denoting a race or country; as, a gentile noun or
        adjective.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gentile \Gen"tile\ (j[e^]n"t[imac]l), n. [L. gentilis belonging
     to the same clan, stock, race, people, or nation; in
     opposition to Roman, a foreigner; in opposition to Jew or
     Christian, a heathen: cf. F. gentil. See Gentle, a.]
     1. One neither a Jew nor a Christian; a worshiper of false
        gods; a heathen.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A person who is not Jewish; -- used in this sense by Jews.
  
     Syn: goy[male], shiksa[female].
          [PJC]
  
     Note: The Hebrews included in the term g[=o]yim, or nations,
           all the tribes of men who had not received the true
           faith, and were not circumcised. The Christians
           translated g[=o]yim by the L. gentes, and imitated the
           Jews in giving the name gentiles to all nations who
           were neither Jews nor Christians. In civil affairs, the
           denomination was given to all nations who were not
           Romans. As used by Mormons, the term gentile designates
           any person who is not a Mormon.
  
     Syn: Pagan; heathen. See Pagan.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gentile
      adj 1: belonging to or characteristic of non-Jewish peoples
      n 1: a person who does not acknowledge your god [syn: heathen,
           pagan, gentile, infidel]
      2: a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in
         this sense by Mormons and Hindus
      3: a Christian as contrasted with a Jew [syn: gentile, non-
         Jew, goy]
      4: a Christian; "Christians refer to themselves as gentiles"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "gentile":
     atheist, atheistic, clannish, disbeliever, ethnic, family, genetic,
     gentilic, giaour, goy, goyish, heathen, infidel, infidelic, kaffir,
     lineal, minimifidian, misbelieving, national, non-Christian,
     non-Jew, non-Jewish, non-Mohammedan, non-Mormon, non-Moslem,
     non-Muhammadan, non-Muslim, nonbeliever, nullifidian, pagan,
     phyletic, phylogenetic, profane, racial, secularist, shegets,
     shiksa, totemic, tribal, unbeliever, unbelieving, unchristian,
     uncircumcised, zendician, zendik, zendikite
  
  

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