GEN'TLE, a. [See Genteel.] Well born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble; as the studies of noble and gentle youth; gentle blood.1. Mild; meek; soft; bland; not rough, harsh or severe; as a gentle nature, temper or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice. 1 Thess. 27. 2 Tim.2.2. Tame; peaceable; not wild, turbulent or refractory; as a gentle horse or beast.3. Soothing; pacific.4. Treating with mildness; not violent. A gentle hand may lead the elephant with a hair.
GEN'TLE, n. A gentleman.1. A kind of worm.
GEN'TLE, v.t. To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar.