Gentile meaning

jĕn'tīl'
A person who is not Jewish.
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A pagan or heathen.
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A non-Mormon.
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Of or relating to a gentile.
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Of or relating to a gens, tribe, or people.
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Any person not a Jew; often, specif., a Christian.
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Among Christians, a heathen or pagan.
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Among Mormons, any person not a Mormon.
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Not Jewish.
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Not Mormon.
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Of a clan, tribe, or nation.
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Designating a nationality or country.

“French” is a gentile adjective.

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Non-Jewish.
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Of or pertaining to gens or gentes.
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A non-Jewish person.
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A non-Jewish person.
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(Mormonism) A non-Mormon person (including Jews).
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The definition of gentile is a term used by someone of a particular faith to describe someone not of that faith, most often used to describe people who are not Jewish or who are not Mormon.

The non-Jewish friend of a rabbi is an example of someone who might be described as the rabbi's gentile friend.

The non-Mormon friend of a person who is a member of a Mormon church is an example of someone who would be described as gentile.

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Heathen; pagan.
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Origin of gentile

  • Middle English gentil from Late Latin gentīlis pagan from Latin of the same clan gentle
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin gentīlis (“pagan, foreign”), from gēns (“clan, tribe”) + adjective suffix -ilis. See also gens, gender, genus, generation.
    From Wiktionary