Definitions for celibateˈsɛl ə bɪt, -ˌbeɪt

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

  4. Origin: [L. aelibatus, fr. caelebs unmarried, single.]

Anagrams for celibate »

  1. citeable

  2. cable tie

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of celibate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of celibate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Osho:

    I have never been a celibate. If people believe so, that is their foolishness.

  2. Carl Sagan:

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

  3. Jeremy Taylor:

    A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.

  4. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:

    One (allegation) is that there is a homosexual, gay culture, that students have been using an app called Grindr, which would be inappropriate for seminarians and not just because they are going to be celibate priests, if this is going on a large scale in the seminary and it hasn't been noticed in the seminary, then there is something wrong.

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