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Adjective: gay (gayer,gayest)  gey
  1. Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
    - homophile [archaic]
  2. Of or relating to homosexual men or women
    - same-sex, homosexual
  3. Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
    "a gay sunny room";
    - cheery, sunny, sunshiny
  4. 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 [formal], jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful
  5. Given to social pleasures often including dissipation
    "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
  6. Brightly coloured and showy
    "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage";
    - brave, braw [UK, dialect]
  7. Offering fun and gaiety
    "gay and exciting night life";
    - festal, festive, merry
Noun: gay  gey
  1. Someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex
    - homosexual, homophile [archaic]

Derived forms: gays, gayest, gayer

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

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

Encyclopedia: Gay, Paul