Pronunciation: ( jen'tl-woom"un), [key]
1. a woman of good family, breeding, or social position
2. a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well-mannered woman; lady.
3. a woman who attends upon a lady of rank.
4. a female member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives: The chair recognizes the gentlewoman from Maine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.