What does prostitution mean?

Definitions for prostitution
ˌprɒs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu-pros·ti·tu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostitution, harlotry, whoredom(noun)

    offering sexual intercourse for pay


  1. prostitution(Noun)

    Engaging in sexual activity with another person in exchange for compensation, such as money or other valuable goods.

    Her addiction brought her to the point that prostitution was the only means she had to survive.

  2. prostitution(Noun)

    Debasement for unworthy profit or motives.

    The television advertising job was a prostitution of the talents of one of the great writers of the century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prostitution(noun)

    the act or practice of prostituting or offering the body to an indiscriminate intercourse with men; common lewdness of a woman

  2. Prostitution(noun)

    the act of setting one's self to sale, or of devoting to infamous purposes what is in one's power; as, the prostitution of abilities; the prostitution of the press

  3. Origin: [L. prostitutio: cf. F. prostitution.]


  1. Prostitution

    Prostitution is the business or practice of providing sexual services to another person in return for payment. The person who receives payment for sexual services is called a prostitute or sex worker, and the person who receives such services is known by a multitude of terms. Prostitution is one of the branches of the sex industry. The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country, from being permissible but unregulated, to a punishable crime or to a regulated profession. Estimates place the annual revenue generated from the global prostitution industry to be over $100 billion. Prostitution is sometimes referred to as "the world's oldest profession". Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the customer's residence or hotel room, or at the escort's residence or in a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort. Another form is street prostitution. Sex tourism refers to travelling, typically from developed to underdeveloped nations, to engage in sexual activity with prostitutes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Prostitution

    The practice of indulging in sexual relations for money.

How to pronounce prostitution?

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How to say prostitution in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostitution in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostitution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prostitution in a Sentence

  1. Windie Lazenko:

    That's human trafficking, that's not prostitution.

  2. Stormy Daniels:

    It was not prostitution, what I do for a living should not matter.

  3. Kendis Paris:

    A lot of guys are not sure if they're really looking at prostitution or trafficking and they just need to be helped.

  4. Samia Ghali:

    It's got everything - prostitution, drugs trafficking, violence. It's a dangerous cocktail and we saw evidence of that today.

  5. Layeq Khan Wahdat:

    Aryana Sayeed's concerts are not in accordance with our society and Islam, dress-up like this can promote prostitution and seduction.

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