What does lesbian mean?

Definitions for lesbian
ˈlɛz bi ənles·bian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lesbian, tribade, gay woman(noun)

    a female homosexual

  2. Lesbian(adj)

    a resident of Lesbos

  3. lesbian, sapphic(adj)

    of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman

GCIDE

  1. Lesbian(a.)

    Homosexual; -- applied to female homosexuals.

Wiktionary

  1. lesbian(Noun)

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

    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.

  2. lesbian(Adjective)

    Homosexual; preferring female romantic or sexual partners.

    She is lesbian.

    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.

  3. lesbian(Adjective)

    Homosexual, specifically between two women.

    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.

  4. lesbian(Adjective)

    Intended for lesbians.

    We're going to a lesbian bar tonight.

    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.

  5. Lesbian(Noun)

    An inhabitant of Lesbos

    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.

  6. Lesbian(Noun)

    A homosexual woman.

    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.

  7. Lesbian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the island of Lesbos.

    She is lesbian.

    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.

  8. Lesbian(Adjective)

    (used of women) Homosexual.

    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. Lesbian(adj)

    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.

Anagrams for lesbian »

  1. ansible

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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. 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.

  2. Barack Obama:

    He went out of his way to advise lesbian, gay and transgender students... and keep in mind, this was 1978, that took a lot of courage, a lot of confidences in who you are and what you stand for.

  3. Lupe Valdez:

    Of course, I thanked them and walked out to my car, you know, I teared up a little bit because being a lesbian is just part of who I am.

  4. 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.

  5. Tori Spelling:

    It was a little bizarre, at first, playing a mother of that age, you always hope, as an actress, that you can go into [ playing someone that age ] gently, first as a mother to a baby, then to a toddler. Only for Lifetime Lesbian Vampire Movie and for James Franco ' would I play a mother of this age.

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