Definitions for celibateˈsɛl ə bɪt, -ˌbeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cel•i•bateˈsɛl ə bɪt, -ˌbeɪt(n.)

  1. a person who abstains from sexual relations.

  2. a person who remains unmarried, esp. for religious reasons.

  3. (adj.)observing or pertaining to sexual abstention or a religious vow not to marry.

  4. not married.

Origin of celibate:

1820–30; der. of celibacy , by analogy with obstinacy: obstinate, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. celibate(adj)

    an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity

  2. celibate, continent(adj)

    abstaining from sexual intercourse

    "celibate priests"


  1. celibate(Noun)

    Person who is not married, especially one who has taken a religious vow not to get married, usually because of being a member of a religious community.

  2. celibate(Adjective)

    Not married.

  3. celibate(Adjective)

    Abstaining from sexual relations and pleasures.

    Members of religious communities sometimes take vows to remain celibate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celibate(noun)

    celibate state; celibacy

  2. Celibate(noun)

    one who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry

  3. Celibate(adj)

    unmarried; single; as, a celibate state

Anagrams of celibate

  1. citeable

  2. cable tie

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