What does the word gentlewoman mean?

Usage examples for gentlewoman

  1. Remember that I am but a poor gentlewoman with my fortune to make. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  2. She was such a gentlewoman- she created an atmosphere which belonged to his home and hearth. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  3. And so, when Auntie Sue came home, it was Judy who met her at the station, with " Old Prince" and the buggy; and as they drove down the winding road to the little log house by the river, the mountain girl told the old gentlewoman all that had happened in her absence. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright