What does celibate mean?

Definitions for celibate
ˈsɛl ə bɪt, -ˌbeɪtceli·bate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word celibate.

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

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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

Examples of celibate in a Sentence

  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. Linda Hamilton:

    I love my alone time like no one youve ever met, ive been celibate for at least 15 years. One loses track, because it just doesnt matter or at least it doesnt matter to me. I have a very romantic relationship with my world every day and the people who are in it.

  5. 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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