What does lesbian mean?

Definitions for lesbian
ˈlɛz bi ənles·bian

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

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.

  2. lesbian(Adjective)

    Homosexual; preferring female romantic or sexual partners.

    She is lesbian.

  3. lesbian(Adjective)

    Homosexual, specifically between two women.

  4. lesbian(Adjective)

    Intended for lesbians.

    We're going to a lesbian bar tonight.

  5. Lesbian(Noun)

    An inhabitant of Lesbos

  6. Lesbian(Noun)

    A homosexual woman.

  7. Lesbian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the island of Lesbos.

    She is lesbian.

  8. Lesbian(Adjective)

    (used of women) Homosexual.

  9. Origin: 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

  2. bilanes

How to pronounce lesbian?

  1. Alex
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How to say lesbian in sign language?

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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. Barbara Streisand:

    When Pat Buchanan thundered, and I quote, We stand with George Bush against the amoral idea that gay and lesbian couples should have the same standing in law as married men and women, I wondered: Who is Pat Buchanan to pronounce anybody's love invalid?

  2. Amy Jacobson:

    Heather was the beginning of the process of us realizing as a lesbian couple that there were going to be many battles, and we just had to do them, 'Heather' paved some way but there was a lot 'Heather' couldn't do that we had to just do.

  3. 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.

  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. Mike Pompeo:

    The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons.

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