What does prostitute mean?

Definitions for prostitute
ˈprɒs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyutpros·ti·tute

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostitute, cocotte, whore, harlot, bawd, tart, cyprian, fancy woman, working girl, sporting lady, lady of pleasure, woman of the streetverb

    a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

  2. prostituteverb

    sell one's body; exchange sex for money

Wiktionary

  1. prostitutenoun

    A woman, or other person, who performs sexual activity for payment.

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  2. prostitutenoun

    A woman, or other person, who is perceived as engaging in sexual activity with many people.

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  3. prostitutenoun

    A person who does, or offers to do, an activity for money, despite personal dislike or dishonour.

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  4. prostituteverb

    To perform sexual activity for money

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  5. prostituteverb

    To make another person, or organisation, prostitute themselves.

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  6. prostituteverb

    To use one's talents in return for money or fame

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prostituteverb

    to offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

  2. Prostituteverb

    to devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to prostitute official powers

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

  3. Prostituteadjective

    openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous purposes

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

  4. Prostitutenoun

    a woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a harlot

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

  5. Prostitutenoun

    a base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to infamous employments for hire

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

Freebase

  1. Prostitute

    Prostitute is an album by the synthpop band Alphaville. Following worldwide success in the 1980s, it was Alphaville's first release for five years. It features electronic jazz, new wave music, synthpop, swing music, hip hop, classical ballads and Pink Floyd-like epic electronic music. However, the album's experimental nature and lack of commercial success led the band to return to its synth/dance roots with the following album, Salvation. 200,000 copies of the album have been sold.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prostitute

    pros′ti-tūt, v.t. to expose for sale for bad ends: to sell to lewdness: to devote to any improper purpose.—adj. openly devoted to lewdness: sold to wickedness.—n. a female who indulges in lewdness, esp. for hire, a whore: a base hireling.—ns. Prostitū′tion, the act or practice of prostituting: lewdness for hire: the being devoted to infamous purposes; Pros′titūtor, one who prostitutes either himself or another. [L. prostituĕre, -ūtumpro, before, statuĕre, to place.]

Editors Contribution

  1. prostitute

    Prostitute (noun) a man or woman that engage to immoral way of living in exchange for easy or large amount of money.

    Prostitute a condition of abusing a talent person to work that not related to job description.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostitute in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostitute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of prostitute in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca West:

    People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.

  2. Marc Broude:

    There is certain power you gain being exempt from capitalist companies that UPC or ISBN the mark of the beast on your forehead and treat you like their favorite prostitute.

  3. Prince Phillip:

    I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing. (during a speech)

  4. Sarah Marquis ':

    I had to disguise Sarah Marquis ' as a man in certain countries that lack rights for women, in parts of China, for example, any woman alone is considered a prostitute.

  5. Camille Paglia:

    The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men but rather their conqueror, an outlaw who controls the sexual channel between nature and culture.

Images & Illustrations of prostitute

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Translations for prostitute

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  • prostituutAfrikaans
  • عاهرة, زانية, فاحشة, بائعة هوىArabic
  • fahişəAzerbaijani
  • курва, прастытуткаBelarusian
  • проститутка, курваBulgarian
  • বেশ্যাBengali
  • gastBreton
  • prostitutaCatalan, Valencian
  • prostitutka, kurvaCzech
  • putainWelsh
  • prostituieren, Hure, Dirne, ProstituierteGerman
  • ahasi, gboloEwe
  • εκπορνεύω, πόρνη, εκπορνεύομαιGreek
  • ĉiesulino, sinvendisto, prostituitinoEsperanto
  • prostitutaSpanish
  • hoor, prostituutEstonian
  • prostitutaBasque
  • فاحشه, جنده, روسپیPersian
  • prostituoida, huorata, ilotyttö, myydä, [[myydä]] [[itsensä, huora, prostituoituFinnish
  • skøkjaFaroese
  • prostituée, fille des rues, prostitué, prostituer, fille de joieFrench
  • meirdreach, striapachIrish
  • siùrsach, strìopachScottish Gaelic
  • prostituto, prostitutaGalician
  • ג׳יגולו, זונהHebrew
  • वेश्या, रंडीHindi
  • prosti, örömlány, prostituál, prostituáltHungarian
  • պոռնկուհի, մարմնավաճառուհի, պոռնիկ, բոզArmenian
  • PSK, pekerja seks komersialIndonesian
  • prostitucoIdo
  • squillo, battere il marciapiede, baldracca, battona, battere, prostituirsi, sgualdrina, puttana, prostitutaItalian
  • 売春婦, 娼婦Japanese
  • მეძავიGeorgian
  • ойнасқор, жәлеп, салдақы, жезөкшеKazakh
  • ស្រីខូច, ពេស្យាKhmer
  • 논다니, 갈보, 賣春婦, 창녀, 매춘부Korean
  • проститутка, сойкуKyrgyz
  • lupa, meretrix, scortum, lupānāriaLatin
  • ເພດສຍາ, ກາລີLao
  • prostitutėLithuanian
  • prostitūta, prostituēties, prostituētLatvian
  • kairauMāori
  • курва, проститутка, проституираMacedonian
  • хөлсний этгээд, янхан эмэгтэйMongolian
  • pelacurMalay
  • prostitut, prostituta, qaħba, ġerrejMaltese
  • ပြည့်တန်ဆာBurmese
  • prostituee, hoer, prostituerenDutch
  • prostituert, prostituereNorwegian
  • ałjiłniiNavajo, Navaho
  • kurwa, prostytutka, męska prostytutkaPolish
  • prostituta, mulher da vidaPortuguese
  • prostitua, curvă, târfă, prostituatăRomanian
  • курва, блядь, [[заниматься]] [[проституция, шлюха, проституткаRussian
  • kȗrva, курва, pròstitūtka, проституткаSerbo-Croatian
  • kurva, cundra, prostitútkaSlovak
  • prostitutka, kurbaSlovene
  • kurvë, prostitutëAlbanian
  • prostituerad, horaSwedish
  • changudoa, ukahaba, kiberenge, kahaba, malayaSwahili
  • వేశ్యTelugu
  • фоҳишаTajik
  • แพศยา, โสเภณีThai
  • jelepTurkmen
  • kevaşe, sürtük, seks işçisi, orta malı, fahişe, paçoz, hayat kadını, orospuTurkish
  • фәхишәTatar
  • проститутка, курва, повія, шлюхаUkrainian
  • ویشیا, فاحشہUrdu
  • buzuq, fohishaUzbek
  • đĩ, điếm, gái mại dâmVietnamese
  • prostitan, hinepuedan, jiprostitan, jinepuedan, nepuedan, hiprostitanVolapük
  • זונהYiddish
  • 妓女Chinese

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