Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of PROSTITUTE

Pronunciation:  'prâsti`toot

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
  2. [v]  sell one's body; exchange sex for money
 

PROSTITUTE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, sporting lady, tart, trollop, whore, woman of the street, working girl
 
 See Also: adult female, call girl, camp follower, demimondaine, floozie, floozy, hooker, hustler, sell, slattern, street girl, streetwalk, streetwalker, white slave, woman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pros"ti*tute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prostituted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Prostituting}.] [L. prostitutus, p. p. of
    prostituere to prostitute; pro before, forth + statuere to
    put, place. See {Statute}.]
    1. To offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to
       lewdness for hire. ``Do not prostitute thy daughter.''
       --Lev. xix. 29.
    
    2. To devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low
       or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to
       prostitute official powers. --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Pros"ti*tute\, a. [L. prostitutus, p. p.]
    Openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous
    purposes.
    
          Made bold by want, and prostitute for bread. --Prior
    
    
  3. \Pros"ti*tute\, n. [L. prostituta.]
    1. A woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a
       harlot.
    
    2. A base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to
       infamous employments for hire.
    
             No hireling she, no prostitute to praise. --Pope.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a prostitute indicates your desires for more sexual freedom/expression and sexual power. You want to be less inhibited and possibly explore other areas of sexuality. Your waking principle are too rigid. On a negative side, you may be harboring feelings of guilt and negative attitudes toward relationships. You are having difficulties integrating love and sexuality. Dreaming that you are with a prostitute, suggests that you are feeling sexually deprived/needy. Alternatively, you may be feeling that sexual relationships were more simple and straightforward.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY