English adjective: gay
|1.||gay bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer|
|Samples||A cheery hello.|
A gay sunny room.
A sunny smile.
|Antonyms||cheerless, depressing, uncheerful|
|2.||gay full of or showing high-spirited merriment|
|Samples||When hearts were young and gay.|
A poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company.
The jolly crowd at the reunion.
Jolly old Saint Nick.
A jovial old gentleman.
Have a merry Christmas.
Peals of merry laughter.
A mirthful laugh.
|Synonyms||jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful|
|3.||gay given to social pleasures often including dissipation|
|Samples||Led a gay Bohemian life.|
A gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies.
|4.||gay brightly colored and showy|
|Samples||Girls decked out in brave new dresses.|
Brave banners flying.
`braw' is a Scottish word.
A dress a bit too gay for her years.
Birds with gay plumage.
|5.||gay offering fun and gaiety|
|Samples||A festive (or festal) occasion.|
Gay and exciting night life.
A merry evening.
|Synonyms||festal, festive, merry|
|6.||gay homosexual or arousing homosexual desires|
English noun: gay
|1.||gay (person) someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex|
|Synonyms||homo, homophile, homosexual|
|Broader (hypernym)||individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul|
|Narrower (hyponym)||gay man, gay woman, lesbian, shirtlifter, tribade|