HyperDic: gay

English > 7 senses of the word gay:
ADJECTIVEallgay, cheery, sunnybright and pleasant
allgay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthfulfull of or showing high-spirited merriment
allgaygiven to social pleasures often including dissipation
allgay, brave, brawbrightly colored and showy
allgay, festal, festive, merryoffering fun and gaiety
allgay, queer, homophilehomosexual or arousing homosexual desires
NOUNperson gay, homosexual, homophile, homosomeone who practices homosexuality
gay > pronunciation
Soundsgey'
Rhymesreggae
English > gay: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer.
Example "a gay sunny room"
Synonymscheery, sunny
BroadercheerfulFull of or promoting cheer
Spanishagradable, alegre, asoleado, jovial, soleado
Catalanagradable, alegre, jovial, radiant
English > gay: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFull of or showing high-spirited merriment.
Examples
  • "when hearts were young and gay"
  • "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
Synonymsjocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful
BroaderjoyousFull of or characterized by joy
Spanishalegre, animado, divertido, feliz, jovial, risueño
Catalanalegre, animat, jocós, jocund, jovial, rialler
Adverbsgaylyin a joyous manner
English > gay: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaninggiven to social pleasures often including dissipation.
Examples
  • "led a gay Bohemian life"
  • "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
BroaderindulgentCharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
English > gay: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningbrightly colored and showy.
Examples
  • "a dress a bit too gay for her years"
  • "birds with gay plumage"
Synonymsbrave, braw
Broadercolorful, colourfulstriking in variety and interest
Spanishagradable, bonito, espléndido, estupendo
Catalanagradable, bonic, esplèndid
English > gay: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningoffering fun and gaiety.
Example "gay and exciting night life"
Synonymsfestal, festive, merry
BroaderjoyousFull of or characterized by joy
Spanishalegre, divertido, festivo, vívido
Catalanalegre, divertit, festiu
Adverbsgailyin a gay manner
English > gay: 7 senses > adjective 6
Meaninghomosexual or arousing homosexual desires.
Synonymsqueer, homophile
Broaderhomosexualsexually attracted to members of your own sex
Spanishgay, homosexual, marica
Catalangai, homosexual, marica, marieta
Nounsgaysomeone who practices homosexuality
gaynessa sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
English > gay: 7 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex.
Synonymshomosexual, homophile, homo
Narrowercloset queenA negative term for a homosexual man who chooses not to reveal his sexual orientation
fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, poufOffensive term for an openly homosexual man
lesbian, tribade, gay womanA female homosexual
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishgay, homosexual
Catalangai, homosexual
Adjectivesgayhomosexual or arousing homosexual desires

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