Definitions for Homosexualˌhoʊ məˈsɛk ʃu əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ho•mo•sex•u•al*ˌhoʊ məˈsɛk ʃu əl(adj.)
attracted sexually to members of one's own sex.
of or pertaining to homosexuality.
(n.)a homosexual person.
* Usage: See gay.
Origin of homosexual:
homosexual, homophile, homo, gay(adj)
someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
sexually attracted to members of your own sex
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
homosexual(adjective)ˌhoʊ məˈsɛk ʃu əl
attracted to people of the same sex as yourself
a homosexual relationship
homosexual(noun)ˌhoʊ məˈsɛk ʃu əl
sb who is homosexual
A person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex.
Sexually attracted solely or primarily to other members of the same sex.
Pertaining to homosexuality, as a relationship, an attraction, a desire, etc.
Intended for or used by homosexuals, as a nightclub, a bar, etc.
Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. The term was originally used to refer to feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy". The term's use as a reference to homosexuality may date as early as the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the 20th century. In modern English, gay has come to be used as an adjective, and as a noun, referring to the people, especially to gay males, and the practices and cultures associated with homosexuality. By the end of the 20th century, the word gay was recommended by major LGBT groups and style guides to describe people attracted to members of the same sex. At about the same time, a new, pejorative use became prevalent in some parts of the world. In the Anglosphere, this connotation, among younger speakers, has a derisive meaning equivalent to rubbish or stupid. In this use, the word does not mean "homosexual", so it can be used, for example, to refer to an inanimate object or abstract concept of which one disapproves. This usage can also refer to weakness or unmanliness.
Translations for Homosexual
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a person, especially a man, who is) sexually attracted to people of the same sex.
- homossexualPortuguese (BR)
- homosexuál; homosexuálníCzech
- هم جنس گراFarsi
- 同性愛の (人)Japanese
- homoseksuāls; homoseksuālistsLatvian
- homoseksuell, homofilNorwegian
- هم جنس گراPersian
- هم جنسه مقاربت کوونکیPashto
- homosexuell [person]Swedish
- (คน) รักร่วมเพศThai
- homoseksüel, eşcinsel (kişi)Turkish
- 同性戀者Chinese (Trad.)
- ہم جنس پرستUrdu
- người đồng tính luyến áiVietnamese
- 同性恋者Chinese (Simp.)
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