Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

homosexual +‎ -ity.

Examples

  • If, for example, homosexuality is objectively wrong, then it is simply irrelevant that a substantial portion of the human race finds homosexual activity pleasurable and satisfying, and that homosexuality* does no one else any material harm.

    The Barefoot Bum

  • That was in the mid-1990s, when the term homosexuality was far from ordinary in Chinese people's life.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Just because the term homosexuality may be modern; the concept was not.

    Dallas Methodist bishop to local pastor: Gay is not exactly OK | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • (It is not generally accepted though that lesbians really exist in the Middle East; perhaps that's why in Persian the word for female homosexuality translates as "same-sex playing".)

    Hooman Majd: Jihad vs. McSex

  • And just who the hell are these "many gays and lesbians today" who think "the term homosexuality is considered inappropriate by many gays and lesbians today"?

    Homosexual, Homosexual, Homosexual!

  • And just who the hell are these "many gays and lesbians today" who think "the term homosexuality is considered inappropriate by many gays and lesbians today"?

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • The term homosexuality should be limited to the human species, for in animals the investigator can ascertain only motor behavior.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • The term homosexuality should be limited to the human species, for in animals the investigator can ascertain only motor behavior.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • The term homosexuality should be limited to the human species, for in animals the investigator can ascertain only motor behavior.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • The term homosexuality should be limited to the human species, for in animals the investigator can ascertain only motor behavior.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

Comments

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  • Wow. Why's nobody listing this?

    August 5, 2008

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

    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

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

    August 5, 2008

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

    February 18, 2010

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

    February 18, 2010

  • Interesting "Century Dictionary" definition.

    March 22, 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

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

    March 23, 2010

  • Ha!

    March 23, 2010