What does Lesbian mean?

Definitions for Lesbian
ˈlɛz bi ənLes·bian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lesbian, tribade, gay womannoun

    a female homosexual

  2. Lesbianadjective

    a resident of Lesbos

  3. lesbian, sapphicadjective

    of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman

GCIDE

  1. Lesbianadjective

    Homosexual; -- applied to female homosexuals.

Wiktionary

  1. lesbiannoun

    A homosexual female, a female who is sexually or romantically attracted to other females.

  2. lesbianadjective

    Homosexual; preferring female romantic or sexual partners.

    She is lesbian.

  3. lesbianadjective

    Homosexual, specifically between two women.

  4. lesbianadjective

    Intended for lesbians.

    We're going to a lesbian bar tonight.

  5. Lesbiannoun

    An inhabitant of Lesbos

  6. Lesbiannoun

    A homosexual woman.

  7. Lesbianadjective

    Of or pertaining to the island of Lesbos.

    She is lesbian.

  8. Lesbianadjective

    (used of women) Homosexual.

  9. Etymology: From Lesbius + adjective suffix -an, from Latin adjective suffix -anus, -ana. The sense of ‘homosexual’ is a reference to Sappho, a famous Lesbian and lesbian poet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lesbianadjective

    of or pertaining to the island anciently called Lesbos, now Mitylene, in the Grecian Archipelago

Freebase

  1. Lesbian

    Lesbian is the term most widely used in the English language to describe sexual and romantic attraction between females. The word may be used as a noun, to refer to women who identify themselves or who are characterized by others as having the primary attribute of female homosexuality, or as an adjective, to describe characteristics of an object or activity related to female same-sex attraction. "Lesbian" as a concept, used to differentiate women with a shared sexual orientation, is a 20th-century construct. Throughout history, women have not had the same freedom or independence to pursue homosexual relationships as men, but neither have they met the same harsh punishment as homosexual men in some societies. Instead, lesbian relationships have often been regarded as harmless and incomparable to heterosexual ones unless the participants attempted to assert privileges traditionally enjoyed by men. As a result, little in history has been documented to give an accurate description of how female homosexuality has been expressed. When early sexologists in the late 19th century began to categorize and describe homosexual behavior, hampered by a lack of knowledge about the female homosexuality or women's sexuality, they distinguished lesbians as women who did not adhere to female gender roles and incorrectly designated them mentally ill - a designation which has been reversed in the global scientific community.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lesbian

    les′bi-an, adj. pertaining to the island of Lesbos in the Ægean Sea, and the adjoining part of the coast of Asia Minor, together forming Æolis, the home of a famous school of lyric poets, including Alcæus and Sappho: amatory, erotic.

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  1. ansible

  2. bilanes

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lesbian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lesbian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Lesbian in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Mulcair:

    It's not dissimilar to what we see with the president of Russia, who uses a minority there, the lesbian, gay, bisexual community ... and he goes after them with great relish because he knows that it's going to resonate with a part of the population.

  2. Demere Woolway:

    There are certainly some transgender students for whom it matters a lot but if it's a gay man whose best friend is a lesbian and they decide they want to live together, this is an option.

  3. Mary Harrington:

    I voted yes. It's outrageous that my gay and lesbian friends are not able to do what they want to do. a right is a right. It's 'yes' all the way. We shouldn't even be voting on this issue.

  4. David Carroll:

    What the referendum did was gave permission to allow conversations to take place in places where it hadn't happened before: working class areas, rural areas. It allowed LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues to come out of the closet.

  5. Maina Kiai:

    Other countries should follow and allow the registration of organizations advocating for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

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