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1. gay

adjective. ['ˈgeɪ'] bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer.

Synonyms

  • cheery
  • sunny

Antonyms

  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • gay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Gay

  • waga
  • compusa
  • communique
  • yakutakay
  • redisplay
  • papier-mache
  • l'espalier
  • cluj
  • cabriolet
  • underplay
  • societe
  • san-jose
  • naivete
  • mcgarvey
  • jonbenet
  • intraday
  • dunlavey
  • chevrolet
  • buga
  • aaa
  • zepa
  • underway
  • underpay
  • santa-fe
  • portray
  • pinochet
  • overstay
  • overplay
  • monterrey
  • meservey

How do you pronounce gay?

Pronounce gay as geɪ.

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Sentences with gay


1. Noun, singular or mass
Therapy is one of the trendiest spots in midtown for the gay community in NYC.

2. Adjective
It is easy for gay members to feel uncomfortable in a fraternity environment.

3. Noun, plural
Many gay fraternity members feel pressure to keep their sexual orientation a secret.

Quotes about gay


1. We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
- Neil Tennant

2. A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?' We must always consider the person.
- Pope Francis

3. A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art.
- David Rakoff

2. gay-feather

noun. any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads.

Synonyms

  • Liatris
  • blazing star
  • snakeroot
  • Liatris pycnostachya
  • wildflower
  • dotted gayfeather
  • wild flower
  • Liatris punctata
  • button snakeroot
  • genus Liatris
  • gayfeather

3. Gay-Lussac

noun. French chemist and physicist who first isolated boron and who formulated the law describing the behavior of gases under constant pressure (1778-1850).

4. Gay-Lussacs_law

noun. (physics) the density of an ideal gas at constant pressure varies inversely with the temperature.

Synonyms

  • Charles's law
  • law
  • law of nature

Antonyms

  • civil law
  • international law

5. gay

adjective. ['ˈgeɪ'] full of or showing high-spirited merriment.

Synonyms

  • mirthful
  • jovial
  • jocund
  • joyous
  • merry

Antonyms

  • partisan
  • leader
  • member
  • good guy

Etymology

  • gay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. gay

adjective. ['ˈgeɪ'] given to social pleasures often including dissipation.

Antonyms

  • extrovert

Etymology

  • gay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. gay

adjective. ['ˈgeɪ'] brightly colored and showy.

Synonyms

  • brave
  • braw
  • colorful

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • male
  • adult
  • loser

Etymology

  • gay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. gay

adjective. ['ˈgeɪ'] offering fun and gaiety.

Synonyms

  • festal
  • joyous
  • merry

Antonyms

  • debtor
  • nonreligious person
  • follower
  • bad guy

Etymology

  • gay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. gay

adjective. ['ˈgeɪ'] homosexual or arousing homosexual desires.

Synonyms

  • homophile
  • homosexual

Antonyms

  • bisexual
  • unemotional person
  • worker

Etymology

  • gay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. gay

noun. ['ˈgeɪ'] someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • homophile
  • homosexual
  • shirtlifter
  • person
  • individual
  • tribade
  • gay man
  • gay woman
  • lesbian
  • somebody
  • homo

Antonyms

  • resident
  • creditor
  • female
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • gay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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