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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gen·tile /ˈʤɛnˌtaɪl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gen·tile n.
 1. One neither a Jew nor a Christian; a worshiper of false gods; a heathen.
 Note:The Hebrews included in the term gōyim, or nations, all the tribes of men who had not received the true faith, and were not circumcised. The Christians translated gōyim by the L. gentes, and imitated the Jews in giving the name gentiles to all nations who were neither Jews nor Christians. In civil affairs, the denomination was given to all nations who were not Romans.  As used by Mormons, the term gentile designates any person who is not a Mormon.
 Syn: -- Pagan; heathen. See Pagan.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gen·tile, a.
 1. Belonging to the nations at large, as distinguished from the Jews; ethnic; of pagan or heathen people.
 2. Gram. Denoting a race or country; as, a gentile noun or adjective.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : belonging to or characteristic of non-Jewish peoples
      n 1: a person who does not acknowledge your God [syn: heathen,
           pagan, infidel]
      2: a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in
         this sense by Mormons and Hindus
      3: in this sense `Gentile' denotes a Christian as contrasted
         with a Jew; `goy' is a derogatory word for Christians used
         by Jews [syn: non-Jew, goy]