Definitions for libidolɪˈbi doʊ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word libido

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. libido(noun)

    (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire

GCIDERate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. libido(n.)

    Sexual desire; the sexual instinct; the sex drive.

  2. libido(n.)

    (Psychoanalysis) Those desires and instinctual energies which are derived from the id.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. libido(Noun)

    Sexual urges or drives.

    Good God man, control your libido!

  2. libido(Noun)

    Drives or mental energies related or based on sexual instincts but not necessarily sexual in and of themselves.

  3. Origin: From libido. Used originally in psychoanalytic contexts.

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Libido

    Libido, and colloquially sex drive, is a person's overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity. Sex drive is determined by biological, psychological, and social factors. Biologically, levels of hormones such as testosterone are believed to affect sex drive; social factors, such as work and family, also have an impact; as do internal psychological factors, like personality and stress. Sex drive may be affected by medical conditions, medications, lifestyle and relationship issues. A person who has extremely frequent or a suddenly increased sex drive may be experiencing hypersexuality, or puberty in which the body builds up chemicals and causes a higher sex drive. However, there is no universally agreed measure of what is a healthy level for sex. Asexual people may lack any sexual desires. A person may have a desire for sex, but not have the opportunity to act on that desire, or may on personal, moral or religious reasons refrain from acting on the urge. Psychologically, a person's urge can be repressed or sublimated. On the other hand, a person can engage in sexual activity without an actual desire for it. Males reach the peak of their sex drive in their teens, while females reach it in their thirties. Multiple factors affect human sex drive, including stress, illness, pregnancy, and others.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Libido

    The psychic drive or energy associated with sexual instinct in the broad sense (pleasure and love-object seeking). It may also connote the psychic energy associated with instincts in general that motivate behavior.

Translations for libido

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for libido »


Find a translation for the libido definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these libido definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"libido." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for libido? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for libido:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.