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Dictionary definition for: Gay

1. (n) someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex

2. (s) bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello" "a gay sunny room" "a sunny smile"

3. (s) full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay" "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion" "jolly old Saint Nick" "a jovial old gentleman" "have a merry Christmas"

4. (s) given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life" "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"

5. (s) brightly colored and showy; "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"

6. (s) offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration" "a festive (or festal) occasion" "gay and exciting night life" "a merry evening"

7. (s) homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

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