Generosity to Gentian

(Gen`er*os"i*ty) n. [L. generositas: cf. F. générosité.]

1. Noble birth. [Obs.] Harris

2. The quality of being noble; noble- mindedness.

Generosity is in nothing more seen than in a candid estimation of other men's virtues and good qualities.

3. Liberality in giving; munificence.

Syn. — Magnanimity; liberality.

(Gen"er*ous) a. [F. généreux, fr. L. generous of noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. genus birth, race: cf. It. generoso. See 2d Gender.]

1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. [Obs.]

The generous and gravest citizens.

2. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous. "The generous critic." Pope. "His generous spouse." Pope. "A generous pack [of hounds]." Addison.

3. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father.

4. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table. Swift.

5. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine.

Syn. — Magnanimous; bountiful. See Liberal.

Gen"er*ous*ly, adv.Gen"er*ous*ness, n.

Genesee epoch
(Gen`e*see" ep"och) (Geol.) The closing subdivision of the Hamilton period in the American Devonian system; - - so called because the formations of this period crop out in Genesee, New York.

(Ge*ne"sial) a. Of or relating to generation.

(Ge*ne`si*ol"gy) n. [Gr. birth + -logy.] The doctrine or science of generation.

(Gen"e*sis) n. [L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race. See Gender.]

1. The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination.

The origin and genesis of poor Sterling's club.

2. The first book of the Old Testament; — so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.

3. (Geom.) Same as Generation.

(Gen"et) (jen"et or je*net"), Genette
(Ge*nette") n. [F. genette, Sp. gineta, fr. Ar. jarnei&tsdot.]

1. (Zoöl.) One of several species of small Carnivora of the genus Genetta, allied to the civets, but having the scent glands less developed, and without a pouch.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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