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  Definition of gay
  1. someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
  2. bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile"
  3. brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw'' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
  4. homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
  5. given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
  6. offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
  7. full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"
Similar Words: homo, cheery, sunny, brave, braw, queer, homophile(a), gala(a), festal, festive, merry, jocund, jolly, jovial, mirthful

 

Hyponyms: gay man, shirtlifter, lesbian, tribade, gay woman

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: gay   Bulgarian: весел and гей and хомосексуален and шарен  
Catalan: gai   Chinese: 同性戀  
Danish: bøsse and glad and sjov   Dutch: homo and homoseksueel and vrolijk  
Esperanto: gaja and gejo and samseksema   Estonian: gei and lustlik  
Finnish: homo and iloinen   French: gai and gai, gay  
German: bunt and fröhlich and homosexuell and Homosexueller   Greek: φαιδρός and εύθυμος and ομοφυλόφυλος  
Hungarian: boldog and meleg   Interlingua: gaudiose  
Italian: gaio and gay   Japanese: 同性愛 and 嬉しい and 派手  
Malay: gembira and homoseksual and warna-warni   Maltese: ferħan and gay  
Norwegian: festlig and homoseksuell and morsom   Polish: gej and wesoły  
Portuguese: alegre and bicha and festivo   Romanian: homosexual  
Russian: весёлый and гей and яркий   Spanish: feliz and gay  
Swahili: msenge   Swedish: glad and grann and homosexuell  
Turkish: homo and neşeli and parlak   Welsh: hoyw and siriol  
 
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