Gentile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒentaɪl|  American pronunciation of the word gentile
Brit.  |ˈdʒɛntʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word gentile

noun

- a person who does not acknowledge your god (syn: heathen, infidel, pagan)
- a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus
- a Christian as contrasted with a Jew (syn: goy, non-jew)
- a Christian

adjective

- belonging to or characteristic of non-Jewish peoples

Examples

...a strict sect that believes that fellowship with gentiles should exist only for the purposes of conversion...

Christians refer to themselves as gentiles

Word forms

noun
singular: gentile
plural: gentiles
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