Pronunciation: ( jen'tl-woom"un),[key] —n., —pl.-wom•en. 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.