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  1. gay
    IPA[ɡā]
  2. adjective

    • 1. (of a person, especially a man) homosexual:

      that friend of yours, is he gay?
    • 2. relating to or used by homosexuals:

      feminist, black, and gay perspectives
    • 3. lighthearted and carefree:

      Nan had a gay disposition and a very pretty face
    • 4. brightly colored; showy; brilliant:

      a gay profusion of purple and pink sweet peas
    • 5. foolish, stupid, or unimpressive:

      making students wait for the light is kind of a gay rule
    • adjective

      (of a person, especially a man) homosexual.

      relating to or used by homosexuals:

    • plural

      equal civil and social rights for homosexuals compared with heterosexuals.
    • (1685–1732), English poet and playwright. He is chiefly known for The Beggar's Opera (1728).
    • n. noun

      a movement to eliminate social and legal discrimination against homosexuals.
    • n. noun

      a sense of dignity and satisfaction in connection with the public acknowledgment of one's own homosexuality.
    • n. noun

      marriage between partners of the same sex (as recognized in some jurisdictions).
    • adjective

      prejudiced against or opposed to homosexuality or homosexuals.
    • noun

      the freeing of homosexuals from social and legal discrimination.
    • noun

      a sense of strong self-esteem associated with a person's public acknowledgement of their homosexuality.
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