Definition of Eunuch

1. Noun. A man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction. "Eunuchs guarded the harem"

Exact synonyms: Castrate
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man
Derivative terms: Castrate

Definition of Eunuch

1. n. A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a class of such persons, in Oriental countries, having charge of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times, gained high official rank.

2. v. t. To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man.

Definition of Eunuch

1. Noun. (qualifier also used figuratively) A castrated human male. ¹

2. Noun. (qualifier also used figuratively) A sterilized human female (cf. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer). ¹

3. Noun. Such a man employed as harem guard or in certain (mainly Eastern) monarchies (e.g. late Roman and Chinese Empires) as court or state officials. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eunuch

1. a castrated man [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eunuch

1. A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a class of such persons, in Oriental countries, having charge of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times, gained high official rank. Origin: L. Eunuchus, Gr, prop, keeping or guarding the couch; couch, bed, + to have, hold, keep. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eunuch

eumenides
eumenids
eumenine
eumerism
eumerisms
eumetria
eumolpus
eumorphism
eumycetes
eumycetoma
eumycetomas
eumycetozoea
eunoia
eunomy
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eunuch (current term)
eunuchate
eunuchated
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eunuchating
eunuchism
eunuchisms
eunuchlike
eunuchoid
eunuchoid gigantism
eunuchoid state
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Literary usage of Eunuch

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1. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"... was the eunuch Narses, a man destined to pie. exert a more potent influence on the future fortunes eunuch''e of Italy than even Belisarius himself. ..."

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... After the loss of Germanus, the nations were provoked to smile, by the strange intelligence, that the command of the Roman armies was given to a eunuch. ..."

3. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1899)
"The populace of Constantinople only laughed at the effeminate voice and faded pretti- nesses of the eunuch-Consul, but the Western Capital refused to defile ..."

4. The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World: Or, The History by George Rawlinson (1881)
"There is always a good deal of ornamentation about his dress, which otherwise nearly resembles that of the inferior royal The Ch.cf eunuch <? ..."

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