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. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt.

  2. Ellen DeGeneres:

    I never wanted to be the lesbian actress, i never wanted to be the spokesperson for the gay community. Ever. I did it for my own truth.

  3. Kim Davis:

    I’ve weighed the cost and I ’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am, this has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.

  4. Carolyn Bennett:

    I urge all Canadians to take time today to honour the Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA+) people who are missing or have been murdered, we offer support to the families and communities who bear the grief of their loss and to the survivors whose lives have been forever changed.

  5. 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.

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