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Adjective: gay (gayer,gayest)  gey
  1. Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
    "a gay sunny room";
    - cheery, sunny, sunshiny
     
  2. Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
    - homophile [archaic]
     
  3. Full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company";
    - jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful
     
  4. Given to social pleasures often including dissipation
    "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
     
  5. Brightly coloured and showy
    "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage";
    - brave, braw [UK, dialect]
     
  6. Offering fun and gaiety
    "gay and exciting night life";
    - festal, festive, merry
     
  7. Of or relating to homosexual men or women
    - same-sex, homosexual
Noun: gay  gey
  1. A homosexual person; someone sexually attracted to people of the same sex
    - homosexual, homophile [archaic]

Derived forms: gayer, gayest, gays

See also: cheerful, colorful [US], colourful [Brit, Cdn], homosexual, indulgent, joyous

Type of: individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Gay, Russia