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.Barrow.
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.Shak.
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.
(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.Carlyle.
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.