1.A man who treats females like they're special in a traditional chivalrous manner.He does things he wouldn't normally do for other males.Females abuse gentlemen and use him to inflate their egos/show entitlement to male subservience.

2.A word some women use to chastise men who aren't conforming to their patriarchal idea of how men should act.
Bob goes on a date with Kelly.Bob decides to pick up the cheque although he only had a salad while Kelly had an expensive ribeye steak.After the date,Kelly says "thanks for the meal" in a flat unenthusiastic tone.

What do you mean you won't give me the last seat on the bus?Act like a gentleman!
by Bobclark December 31, 2012
A polite, well-dressed, well-spoken, educated and scholarly man (Sorry ladies, but being a male is required.). He speaks with passion, and will only resort to violence when it is the final option. He fights with honor, and accepts victory or defeat graciously. A man that some will aspire to, and some will despise. Has a high sense of honor, and will not take an insult to it lightly.
The sharp-dressed man walked down the avenue cheerfully, moving out of people's ways, and helping them if they tripped. He appeared to be a proper gentleman
by Henry Hatsworth July 07, 2011
Not to many people know the meaning of gentalmen now. But a simple way is a person who cares about others more than there own well being.

Many get confused that you have to have a good upbring or always have to be polite.But it's just the little things (like in the example) to make someone less in pain or feel good.

Note: Anyone CAN be a gentleman
Mike finds one last seat on the bus then many people come on the bus. Mike stands up and lets a old women take his seat.

Old women: What a kind gentleman...
by Kim K.E. October 25, 2006
The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe. - John Walter Wayland
He wouldn't do that to us, he's a Gentleman.
by maxomillian March 30, 2013
the most noble of all qualities of a man. being a gentleman means being courteous, gallant, chivalrous, selfless, kind, friendly, well mannered, ethical, and of strong moral fiber.

a man should strive to be a gentleman for the betterment of women, not to attract women. (don't expect to attract women just because you are a gentleman, or expect recognition for your behaviour, or you're simply a poseur)

pretending to be a gentleman in an attempt to get women is looked down upon
Bob always holds doors for others, offers friends rides if they need to get somewhere, doesnt curse in the presence of a lady, never speaks ill of others, and is general a gentleman.
by pb foot January 26, 2010
A Man who has strong values and live by them. A Gentleman has a strong sense of Honor therefor Justice. A good education (not only scholarly) is necessary to be a Gentleman.
"I will never phisicaly hurt a women even if she attacks me! Because I am a Gentleman"
by Laurits F. December 28, 2008
A true BAMF among men. one who will take an arrow to the knee but continue adventuring. someone who opens doors and saves maidens from dragons.
Dovakiin is such a gentleman
by Alduin December 30, 2011
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