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Definition 1: someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gay in the sense of this definition

(gay is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of gay ) a negative term for a homosexual man who chooses not to reveal his sexual orientation

(... is a kind of gay ) offensive term for a homosexual man

(... is a kind of gay ) a female homosexual

Definition 2: bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cheery hello
  • a gay sunny room
  • a sunny smile

Synonyms for gay in the sense of this definition

(gay is similar to ...) being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

"her cheerful nature" "a cheerful greeting" "a cheerful room" "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

Definition 3: brightly colored and showy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • girls decked out in brave new dresses
  • brave banners flying
  • `braw' is a Scottish word
  • a dress a bit too gay for her years
  • birds with gay plumage

Synonyms for gay in the sense of this definition

(gay is similar to ...) striking in variety and interest

"a colorful period of history" "a colorful character" "colorful language"

Definition 4: homosexual or arousing homosexual desires - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for gay in the sense of this definition

(gay is similar to ...) sexually attracted to members of your own sex

Definition 5: given to social pleasures often including dissipation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • led a gay Bohemian life
  • a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies

(gay is similar to ...) characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

"indulgent grandparents"

Definition 6: offering fun and gaiety - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a festive (or festal) occasion
  • gay and exciting night life
  • a merry evening

Synonyms for gay in the sense of this definition

(gay is similar to ...) full of or characterized by joy

"felt a joyous abandon" "joyous laughter"

Definition 7: full of or showing high-spirited merriment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when hearts were young and gay
  • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company
  • the jolly crowd at the reunion
  • jolly old Saint Nick
  • a jovial old gentleman
  • have a merry Christmas
  • peals of merry laughter
  • a mirthful laugh

Synonyms for gay in the sense of this definition

(gay is similar to ...) full of or characterized by joy

"felt a joyous abandon" "joyous laughter"

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