Meaning of gentile

gen•tile

Pronunciation: ( jen'tīl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to any people not Jewish.
  2. Christian, as distinguished from Jewish.
  3. not Mormon.
  4. heathen or pagan.
  5. (of a linguistic expression) expressing nationality or local origins.
  6. of or pertaining to a tribe, clan, people, nation, etc.
—n.
  1. a person who is not Jewish, esp. a Christian.
  2. (among Mormons) a person who is not a Mormon.
  3. a heathen or pagan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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