from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
- adjective Showing or characterized by cheerfulness and lighthearted excitement; merry.
- adjective Bright or lively, especially in color.
- adjective Offensive Slang Socially inappropriate or foolish.
- adjective Given to social pleasures, especially at the expense of serious pursuits.
- adjective Dissolute or licentious.
- noun A person whose sexual orientation is to persons of the same sex.
- noun A man whose sexual orientation is to men.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pretty; moderately: as, gay gude.
- noun A small rut in a path. [Prov. Eng.]
- Disposed to or excited with merriment or delight; demonstratively cheerful; merry; jovial; sportive; frolicsome.
- Such as to excite or indicate mirth or pleasure; hence, cheering; enlivening.
- Bright or lively, especially in color; gaudy; showy: as, a gay dress; a gay flower.
- Richly or showily dressed; adorned with fine clothing; highly ornamented.
- Given to pleasure; lively; in a bad sense, given to vicious pleasure; loose; dissipated.
- Quick; fast. [Prov. Eng.]
- Pretty long; considerable: as, a gay while. Compare gay, adv. [Prov. Eng. and Scotch.]
- Bright, brilliant, dashing.
- noun Anything showily fine or ornamental; a gaud.
- noun A gay lady; a beautiful lady.
- noun A print or picture.
- noun The noon or morning, as the brighter part of the day.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete An ornament.
- adjective Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.
- adjective Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.
- adjective colloq. Loose; dissipated; lewd.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective obsolete Sexually promiscuous (of either gender).
- adjective A pejorative:
- adjective of a dog's tail
Uprightor curvedover the back.
- noun a
homosexual, especially a malehomosexual; see also lesbian.
- noun obsolete An
- noun The name of the letter ⟨—⟩, which stands for the sound
IPA: /ɡ/, in Pitman shorthand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective brightly colored and showy
- adjective full of or showing high-spirited merriment
- adjective homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
- adjective bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
- noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
- adjective given to social pleasures often including dissipation
- adjective offering fun and gaiety
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
If a gay man and a gay* woman marry each other it happens would you think it is equally dissembling if they referred to it as a different-sex marriage instead of a straight marriage or a heterosexual marriage?
What a waste Mark is gay...reminds me of a song with dis line ~~all d handsome men are gay~~...haha...
- Little gay· chapero - gay bitch· Bastardo - Bastard·
* Dwight is "researching" gays by looking at gay porn because they found out Oscar was gay*
-- And you, my young friend, Master Augustine, shall be looked after as well as if you came with a gay brow and a light cheek, such as best becomes the _gay science_. "
As a matter of fact, the "New York Times" reported, "While much of his later life was occupied by scholarly questions of the Bible and homosexuality, he came to abhor the label 'gay minister.'"
Sen. Mark Grisanti of Buffalo, who was elected in the fall, told a public forum that he won't vote for a bill that uses the term "gay marriage," a spokesman said.
Because it turns out the guy who owns the car, expensive car, by the way, is the owner of a nightclub, and he had on his license plate the term gay, bi-gay, which is, by the way, the name of his club.
As a person who is in the middle of college , I still hear the term gay thrown around quite a bit.
While much of his later life was occupied by scholarly questions of the Bible and homosexuality, he came to abhor the label "gay minister," and pursued a much wider range of studies, on early American religions, Elizabethan Puritanism, church music and the African-American experience.