Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.
To make kind and docile, as a horse.
To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.
Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .
Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.
Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.
One well born; a gentleman.
A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.
A dipterous larva used as fish bait.
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hEnglish - advanced version
\gen"tle\ (?), a. [compar. gentler (?); superl. gentlest (?).] [oe. gentil, f. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. l. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of genere, gignere, to beget; hence gentle, properly, of birth or family, that is, of good or noble birth. see gender, and cf. genteel, gentil, gentile, gentoo, jaunty.]
1. well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble. british society is divided into nobility, gentry, and yeomanry, and families are either noble, gentle, or simple. 's cyc. the studies wherein our noble and gentle youth ought to bestow their time.
2. quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.
3. a compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader. "gentle sirs." "gentle jew." "gentle servant."
4. not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
5. soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop "gentle music." davies. o sleep! it is a gentle thing.
the gentle craft
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Addfwyn = a. gentle, meek, mild
Dasmal = n. a gentle touch
Dof = n. utensil, a. tame, gentle
Gogis = n. a gentle slap
Goriw = n. gentle ascent
Gorwar = a. extremely gentle
Gwarau = n. play, sport; v. to make gentle
Gwareiddiad = n. a humanizing, a becoming gentle
Llariaidd = a. mild, meek, gentle
Llary = n. a placid one, a. placid, gentle, meek
Llyarth = n. a gentle rise, a slope
Meinwar = a. delicate and gentle
Mwyn = n. enjoyment, use; sake, a. kind, gentle, mild
Prad = n. a gentle spread; a rub
1. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
(synonym) pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gruntle
(hypernym) calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
2. give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
(synonym) ennoble, entitle
(hypernym) promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
(hyponym) baronetize, baronetise
3. stroke soothingly
1. soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
2. having or showing a kindly or tender nature; "the gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes"
3. quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"
4. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes"
(synonym) aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, patrician
5. easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
(similar) tame, tamed
6. having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
(synonym) easy, soft
7. marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"