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Definition of "gentile" []

  • One who is not of the Jewish faith or is of a non-Jewish nation. (noun)
  • A Christian. (noun)
  • Archaic A pagan or heathen. (noun)
  • Mormon Church A non-Mormon. (noun)
  • Of or relating to a Gentile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gentile" in a sentence
  • "CAROLYN JESSOP: I was taught as a child that anyone who was not a member of the work of God was what we called a gentile, or if they had left the work of God, they ` re an apostate, and we looked at them as agents of the devil who wanted to destroy us because we were God ` s children."
  • "It's frankly hard not to see some residual antisemitism in gentile reactions to what's portrayed as Jewish exceptionalism."
  • "But regarding your son's son who is born from a gentile woman the pasuk does not say "your" because he is considered her son, that is, the gentile woman's son and therefore the child is not Jewish."