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homosexual Explained

homosexual at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['həuməu'sekʃəwəl]

homosexual at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal if someone, especially a man, is homosexual, they are sexually attracted to people of the same sex// gay// --One of Ruth's brothers was homosexual.// --homosexual men// --a homosexual relationship// bisexual, heterosexual// -- homosexual n [C] // -- homosexuality/h[hA353][hA35E]m[hA353]sek[hA35D]u[zB024]l[hA369]ti, h[hA361]- $ ho[hA35E]-/ n [U] //

homosexual at Spanish => English Of Explained:

fag, homosexual

homosexual at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "homosexual":
AC-DC, amphierotic, androgynous, auntie, autoerotic, bent, bi-guy,
bisexed, bisexual, bull dyke, butch, camp, campy, catamite,
chicken, deviant, dike, dyke, effeminate, epicene, fag, faggot,
fairy, femme, flit, fricatrice, fruit, fruity, gay, ginger beer,
gunsel, homo, homoerotic, homophile, homosexualist, invert,
inverted, kinky, lesbian, mannish, nance, nancy, pansy, pathic,
pederast, pervert, perverted, punk, queen, queer, sapphic,
sapphist, sodomite, swish, transvestite, tribade, tribadistic

homosexual at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (a): sexy, erotic, sexual, carnal, sensual, hot, horny, randy, rutting, passionate, lusty, hot-blooded, libidinous, up, in the mood, homosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, % 2, SENSATION 1, Sensation in general.

homosexual at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
a person, usually a man, who is sexually attracted to people of the same sex:
a practising homosexual
compare BISEXUAL, GAY, HETEROSEXUAL, LESBIAN
homosexual adjective:
a homosexual act / relationship
homosexuality noun [U]

homosexual at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

homosexual
adj : sexually attracted to members of your own sex [ant: {bisexual},
{heterosexual}]

homosexual
n : someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual
attraction to persons of the same sex [syn: {homo}, {gay}]

homosexual at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: term » homo-|lang=en + Inter: term » sexual|lang=en, English from 1892.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-uk-homosexual.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: audio » en-us-homosexual.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: a » RP:
  • Inter: IPA » /ˌhɒməʊˈsɛksjuːəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%hQm@U"sEksju:@l/
  • Inter: IPA » /ˌhɒməʊˈsɛkʃuːəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%hQməU"sEkSu:@l/
  • Inter: IPA » /ˌhəʊməʊˈsɛksjuːəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%h@Um@U"sEksju:@l/
  • Inter: IPA » /ˌhəʊməʊˈsɛkʃuːəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%hoUməU"sEkSu:@l/
  • Inter: a » US:
  • Inter: enPR » hō'mə-sĕkʹsho͞o-əl, Inter: IPA » /ˌhoʊməˈsɛkʃuːəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%hoUm@"sEkSu:@l/
  • Inter: enPR » hō'mō-sĕkʹsho͞o-əl, Inter: IPA » /ˌhoʊmoʊˈsɛkʃuːəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%hoUmoU"sEkSu:@l/

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Inter: context » of a person or animal Sexually attracted solely or primarily to other members of the same sex.
    1. 1983: Michael W. Ross, Homosexuality and Social Sex Roles
    2. : "Significant results indicate that Swedes would choose a more masculine partner the more homosexual they are, and that Finns would choose a more attractive partner the more homosexual they are."
    3. Pertaining to homosexuality, as a relationship, an attraction, a desire, etc.
    4. Intended for or used by homosexuals, as a nightclub, a bar, etc.

      Usage notes

      * Many homosexual people prefer to be referred to by the adjective (and noun) Inter: term » gay.

  • Many female homosexuals prefer to be referred to as Inter: term » lesbian|lesbians.
  • Many people now avoid using the term Inter: term » homosexual because of the emphasis this term places on sexuality. Indeed, the words gay and lesbian, which stress cultural and social matters over sex, are frequently better choices. Homosexual is most objectionable when used as a noun; here "gay man" and either "gay woman" or "lesbian" and their plural forms are called for. It is generally somewhat less objectionable when used adjectivally, as in "a homosexual relationship", although "gay", "lesbian", or "same-sex" are also available for adjectival use.
  • Pronunciation: The word "homosexual" derives from the Greek word for "same", which is traditionally pronounced /ˈhɒməʊ/, /"hQm@U/ in words derived from it, rather than the Latin word Inter: term » homo||man|lang=la, which is pronounced /ˈhəʊməʊ/, /"həUməU/ (RP) in English words derived from it. Hence the etymology indicates that the appropriate pronunciation of the vowel in the first syllable is /ɒ/, /Q/, but the pronunciation with the long vowel /əʊ/, /@U/ in this position is much more commonly heard, and is the only correct pronunciation of the shortened form Inter: term » homo.
  • Because of the similarity of Inter: term » homo- to the Latin word for Inter: term » man, the term Inter: term » homosexual is sometimes interpreted as meaning "sexually attracted solely or primarily to other men".

    Synonyms

    * Inter: sense » sexually attracted solely or primarily to the same sex gay, lesbian Inter: qualifier » used only of women
  • Inter: sense » involving or relating to homosexuals gay, lesbian Inter: qualifier » used only of women, same-sex
  • Inter: sense » intended for or used by homosexuals gay, lesbian Inter: qualifier » used only of women

    Antonyms

    * Inter: sense » sexually attracted solely or primarily to the same sex heterosexual, straight
  • Inter: sense » involving or relating to homosexuals heterosexual
  • Inter: sense » intended for or used by homosexuals heterosexual, straight

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » sexually attracted solely or primarily to the same sex
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|гомасексуальны|tr=homasjeksuálʹny|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|хомосексуален|m|tr=homoseksuálen
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|homosexual
  • Cebuano: Inter: tø » ceb|bayot, Inter: tø » ceb|bakla
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|同性戀|alt=同性戀的|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|同性恋|alt=同性恋的|tr=tóngxìngliàn de|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|同性|alt=同性的|tr=tóngxìng de|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|homosexuální
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|homoseksuel
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|homoseksueel, Inter: qualifier » slang Inter: t- » nl|van de verkeerde kant
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|samseksema
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|samkyndur
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|homoseksuaalinen, Inter: t+ » fi|homo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|homosexuel|m, Inter: t+ » fr|homosexuelle|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|homosexuell
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ομοφυλόφιλος|m|tr=omofylófylos|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ομοφυλόφιλη|f|tr=omofylófyli|sc=Grek
  • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|κίναιδος|m|tr=kinaidos
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|homoszexuális
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|homosexual

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|homaighnéasach
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|omosessuale|m|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|同性愛者|tr=どうせいあいしゃ, dōseiaisha|sc=Jpan
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|homosexualis
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|homoseksuāls
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|homoseksuell|m, Inter: qualifier » informally Inter: t+ » no|homo|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|homoseksualny|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|homossexual
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гомосексуальный|tr=gomosɛksuálʹnyj
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|समलिङ्गकामिन्|tr=samaliṅgakāmin
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t+ » gd|co-sheòrsach|m, Inter: t- » gd|co-ghnèitheach, Inter: t- » gd|gèidh
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|геј|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|хомосексуалан|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|лезбо|f|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t+ » sh|gej|m, Inter: t- » sh|homoseksualan|m, Inter: t- » sh|lezbo|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|homosexual
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|homosexuell
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|eş cinsel
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|гомосексуальний|tr=homoseksuálʹnyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|đồng tính, Inter: t- » vi|pê đê, Inter: t+ » vi|bóng


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » involving or relating to homosexuals
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|homosexual
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|同性戀|alt=同性戀的|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|同性恋|alt=同性恋的|tr=tóngxìngliàn de|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|同性|alt=同性的|tr=tóngxìng de|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|homoseksuaalinen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ομοφυλόφιλος|m|tr=omofylófylos
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|homoseksuāls
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|homossexual, Inter: t+ » pt|homo, Inter: t+ » pt|gay
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гомосексуальный|tr=gomosɛksuálʹnyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|co-ghnèitheach, Inter: t- » gd|gèidh, Inter: t+ » gd|co-sheòrsach

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » intended for or used by homosexuals
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|同性戀|alt=同性戀的|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|同性恋|alt=同性恋的|tr=tóngxìngliàn de|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|同性|alt=同性的|tr=tóngxìng de|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|homo-
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ομοφυλόφιλος|m|tr=omofylófylos


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|homossexual, Inter: t+ » pt|homo, Inter: t+ » pt|gay
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гомосексуальный|tr=gomosɛksuálʹnyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|co-ghnèitheach, Inter: t+ » gd|co-sheòrsach, Inter: t- » gd|gèidh

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ml: Inter: t- » ml|സ്വവര്‍ഗസ്നേഹി|tr=swavargasnehi|sc=Mlym, Inter: t- » ml|സ്വ‌വര്‍ഗസ്നേഹി|tr=swavargasnehi|sc=Mlym


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex.

    Usage notes

    * Female homosexuals are also known as Inter: term » lesbian|lesbians, a term preferred by many of them. As homosexual applies to people of either sex, the expression homosexuals and lesbians is a pleonasm and is best replaced by "homosexuals" or "lesbians" alone as appropriate, or "gay people" (see also the usage notes for the adjective, and for Inter: term » gay).

    Derived terms

    * fagmosexual

    Synonyms

    * This section is divided into two tables, one containing synonyms that generally are not derogatory and one containing those that generally are. However, note that the non-derogatory terms can nonetheless be used derogatorily, and that some of the derogatory ones are often used humorously and non-derogatorily by gays and allies.

  • Inter: rel-top3 » non-derogatory synonyms
    ; of either sex:
    • gay Inter: qualifier » but see usage notes at gay
    • invert Inter: qualifier » dated psychological term


    Inter: rel-mid » 3
    ; only of men:
    • company man


    Inter: rel-mid » 3
    ; only of women:
    • lesbian
    • sapphist


    Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: rel-top3 » derogatory synonyms
    ; of either sex:
    • bugger
    • fruit Inter: qualifier » especially US
    • homo
    • moffie Inter: qualifier » South African slang
    • queer


    Inter: rel-mid » 3
    ; only of men:
    • fag Inter: qualifier » US slang
    • faggot Inter: qualifier » especially US
    • fudge-packer
    • pole-smoker
    • turkey-baster
    • fairy
    • flamer Inter: qualifier » especially US
    • nance, nancy, nancy boy
    • butt-bumper
    • pansy
    • queen
    • pederast Inter: qualifier » chiefly if the partner is adolescent
    • sodomite Inter: qualifier » but see usage notes at sodomite
    • light in the loafers
    • batty-boy Inter: qualifier » Jamaican slang


    Inter: rel-mid » 3
    ; only of women:
    • lesbo Inter: qualifier » used only of women
    • dyke
    • muff-diver


    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|homoseksueel
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|شاذّ جِنسِيًا|m|tr=šaḏḏu jinsíyan|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|համասեռամոլ|tr=hamaseṙamol
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|homoseksual, Inter: t- » az|homoseksualist
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|хомосексуалист|m|tr=homoseksualíst|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » bg|гей|m|tr=gej|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|homosexual|m|f
  • Cebuano: Inter: tø » ceb|bayot
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|同性戀者|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|同性恋者|tr=tóngxìngliànzhě|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|homosexuál|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|homoseksueel|m, Inter: t+ » nl|homo|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|samseksemulo, Inter: t- » eo|gejo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|homoseksuaali, Inter: t+ » fi|homoseksualisti, Inter: t+ » fi|homo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|homosexuel|m, Inter: t+ » fr|homosexuelle|f, Inter: t+ » fr|lesbienne|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Homosexueller|m, Inter: t+ » de|Homosexuelle|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ομοφυλόφιλος|m|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|λεσβία|f|sc=Grek Inter: qualifier » woman
  • Hawaiian: Inter: tø » haw|māhū
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|homoszexuális
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|samkynhneigður|m, Inter: t+ » is|hommi
  • Indonesian: Inter: t- » id|homosex
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|homosexual
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|homaighnéasach|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|omosessuale|m|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|同性愛者|tr=どうせいあいしゃ, dōseiaisha|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|ゲイ|tr=gei|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|ホモセクシャル|tr=homosekusharu|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|レス|tr=resu|sc=Jpan Inter: qualifier » lesbian
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|동성애자|tr=dongseongaeja|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|同性愛者|sc=Kore), Inter: t+ » ko|게이|tr=gei|sc=Kore
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|homosexualis|m
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|tōingo, Inter: t- » mi|takāpui, Inter: t- » mi|takatāpui
    • Norwegian: Inter: qualifier » informally Inter: t- » no|homse|m, Inter: qualifier » formally Inter: t- » no|homofil|m
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|همجنس‌گرا|tr=hamjens-garâ
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|homoseksualista|m, Inter: t+ » pl|gej|m, Inter: t+ » pl|lesbijka|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|homossexual, Inter: t+ » pt|homo, Inter: t+ » pt|gay|m|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|homosexual|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гомосексуалист|m|tr=gomosɛksualíst, Inter: t+ » ru|гомосексуал|m|tr=gomosɛksuál, Inter: t+ » ru|гей|m|tr=gej, Inter: t+ » ru|гомосек|m|tr=gomosék Inter: qualifier » colloquial, pejorative, Inter: t+ » ru|гомик|m|tr=gómik Inter: qualifier » colloquial, pejorative, Inter: t- » ru|лезбиянка|f|tr=lezbijánka Inter: qualifier » lesbian
    • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|buftie
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t+ » gd|co-sheòrsach|m, Inter: t- » gd|co-ghnèitheach|m, Inter: t- » gd|gèidh|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: геј {{m}}, хомосексуалац {{m}}, лезбејка {{f}}, Inter: qualifier » vulgar педер {{m}}
    • : Roman: gej {{m}}, homoseksualac {{m}}, lezbejka {{f}}, Inter: qualifier » vulgar peder {{m}}
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|homoseksualec|m|alt=homoseksuálec, Inter: t- » sl|homoseksualca|f|alt=homoseksuálca
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|homosexual|m|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|homosexuell|c, Inter: t+ » sv|homo|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|homoseksüel, Inter: t+ » tr|eşcinsel, Inter: t+ » tr|gey, Inter: t+ » tr|lezbiyen


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English words prefixed with homo- -
    Category: Category:en:LGBT -

    Basque

    Adjective

    Inter: head » eu|adjective
  • Inter: l » en|homosexual

  • Catalan

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » omusəksuˈaɫ|lang=ca Inter: a » Barcelona|Eastern Catalan
    • Inter: IPA » omoseksuˈaɫ|lang=ca Inter: a » Valencia|Western Catalan

      Adjective

      Inter: ca-adj » type=mf


  • homosexual

    Noun

    Inter: ca-noun » mf

  • homosexual

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » ca|homosexualitat

  • Category: Category:ca:LGBT -
    Category: Category:ca:Sexuality -

    Romanian

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » fr|ro Inter: term » lang=fr|homosexuel.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » homoseksuˈal|lang=ro

    Adjective

    Inter: ro-adj » 4
  • Inter: l » en|homosexual
    1. : În lumea animală se observă comportamentul homosexual relativ frecvent la mamifere și la păsări
    2. :: In the animal world, homosexual behaviour is observed relatively frequent in mammals and birds.

      Declension

      Inter: ro-adj- » 4

      Noun

      Inter: ro-noun » m|homosexuali|f=homosexuală


  • Inter: l » en|homosexual

    Declension

    Inter: ro-noun- » m

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » ro|homosexualitate
    • Inter: l » ro|gay
    • Inter: l » ro|lesbian / Inter: l » ro|lesbiană
    • Inter: l » ro|poponar Inter: qualifier » pejorative
    • Inter: l » ro|bulangiu Inter: qualifier » pejorative


    Category: Category:ro:Sexuality -

    Spanish

    Etymology

    From Inter: prefix » homo|sexual|lang=es.

    Adjective

    Inter: es-adj » pl=homosexuales
  • homosexual
    1. : Comportamiento homosexual se observa con frecuencia entre los mamíferos.
    2. :: Homosexual behaviour is frequently observed among mammals.

      Noun

      Inter: es-noun » mf|pl=homosexuales


  • homosexual

    Antonyms

    * Inter: l » es|heterosexual

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » es|homosexualidad
    • Inter: l » es|maricón Inter: qualifier » pejorative


    Translation: bs » homosexual
    Translation: ca » homosexual
    Translation: cy » homosexual
    Translation: de » homosexual
    Translation: et » homosexual
    Translation: el » homosexual
    Translation: es » homosexual
    Translation: eu » homosexual
    Translation: fr » homosexual
    Translation: ko » homosexual
    Translation: io » homosexual
    Translation: id » homosexual
    Translation: hu » homosexual
    Translation: my » homosexual
    Translation: nl » homosexual
    Translation: pl » homosexual
    Translation: pt » homosexual
    Translation: ro » homosexual
    Translation: ru » homosexual
    Category: simple:homosexual -
    Translation: fi » homosexual
    Translation: ta » homosexual
    Translation: tr » homosexual
    Translation: vi » homosexual
    Translation: zh » homosexual

  • homosexuál at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Czech==

    Noun

    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • homosexual

    Related terms

    * homosexuální

    See also

    * heterosexuál {{m}}
    • bisexuál {{m}}


    Translation: cs » homosexuál
    Translation: el » homosexuál
    Translation: fr » homosexuál
    Translation: mg » homosexuál
    Translation: pl » homosexuál
    Translation: tr » homosexuál