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Meaning of GAY

Pronunciation:  gey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
  2. [adj]  bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile"
  3. [adj]  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. [adj]  homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
  5. [adj]  given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
  6. [adj]  offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
  7. [adj]  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"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"

GAY is a 3 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: brave, braw, cheerful, cheery, colorful, festal, festive, gala(a), homo, homophile(a), homosexual, homosexual, indulgent, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyous, merry, mirthful, queer, sunny
 See Also: gay man, gay woman, human, individual, lesbian, mortal, person, shirtlifter, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gay\, a. [Compar. {Gayer}; superl. {Gayest}.] [F. gai,
    perhaps fr. OHG. g?hi swift, rapid, G. g["a]h, j["a]h, steep,
    hasty; or cf. OHG. w?hi beatiful, good. Cf. {Jay}.]
    1. Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or
       delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.
             Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay. --Pope.
             Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed.      --Gray.
    2. Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.
             Why is my neighbor's wife so gay?     --Chaucer.
             A bevy of fair women, richly gay In gems and wanton
             dress!                                --Milton.
    3. Loose; dissipated; lewd. [Colloq.]
    Syn: Merry; gleeful; blithe; airy; lively; sprightly,
         sportive; light-hearted; frolicsome; jolly; jovial;
         joyous; joyful; glad; showy; splendid; vivacious.
  2. \Gay\, n.
    An ornament [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
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