Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
  • n. Sexual activity with another of the same sex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being sexually and romantically attracted primarily to persons of the same sex.
  • n. Sexual activity with a person of the same sex.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Perverted sexual desire for one of the same sex.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex

Etymologies

homosexual +‎ -ity. (Wiktionary)

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  • Sadly, it's not all that surprising.

    March 2, 2011

  • Surprisingly less than 100 years ago. "Dictionary of Anthropology" by David Davies.

    March 2, 2011

  • A source of amusement?!
    What year was this published, Pro?

    March 2, 2011

  • March 1, 2011

  • Thanks a lot, century dictionary. Why don't you go discriminate against someone your own size!

    October 23, 2010

  • New earworm.... :-)

    March 24, 2010

  • "Fly, lesbian seagull..."

    March 24, 2010

  • Lemme tell ya, in that bar it was Friday night.

    (John, that video is adorable!)

    March 24, 2010

  • Beautiful.

    March 24, 2010

  • Always dancing. And the room for foxes in sheep's clothing is upstairs. Extra cover charge.

    March 24, 2010

  • And is there dancing?

    March 24, 2010

  • Is there a different bar for a fox in sheep's clothing?

    March 24, 2010

  • Foxes are permitted, but they must show proper ID.

    March 24, 2010

  • Obviously, the ones with gay sheep in them. Duh.

    March 23, 2010

  • Wonders what kind of bars reesetee hangs out at....

    March 23, 2010

  • Ha!

    March 23, 2010

  • Oh I know, I wasn't complaining! Still more acceptable than the average YouTube comment.

    March 23, 2010

  • The Century Dictionary has some fantastic stuff in it, but it was published between 1889 and 1914, and as a result some of its material is archaic and offensive.

    March 23, 2010

  • Interesting "Century Dictionary" definition.

    March 22, 2010

  • Yeah, I've seen them hanging around at the bars.

    February 18, 2010

  • About 8% of sheep exhibit homosexual preference, so says Wikipedia.

    February 18, 2010

  • Nobody's listed bisexuality either. Ambisextrous on the other hand...

    August 5, 2008

  • Well, it was in the database. It came up on the random word feature, but no one had it listed. Usually in those cases, it's misspelled, but this isn't. So I adopted it.

    Edit: I'm considering making a huge ginormous list of boring words. After all, where would we be without them? (Besides, you know, doing something productive instead of hanging around on Wordie?)

    August 5, 2008

  • Why's nobody listing heterosexuality? Probably because they're both such boring words.

    August 5, 2008

  • Wow. Why's nobody listing this?

    August 5, 2008