Definition of Lesbian

1. Noun. A female homosexual.

Exact synonyms: Gay Woman, Tribade
Specialized synonyms: Butch, Dike, Dyke
Generic synonyms: Gay, Homo, Homophile, Homosexual

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman.
Exact synonyms: Sapphic
Similar to: Homosexual

3. Noun. A resident of Lesbos.
Group relationships: Lesbos, Lesvos, Mytilene
Generic synonyms: Greek, Hellene
Specialized synonyms: Alcaeus, Sappho

Definition of Lesbian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the island anciently called Lesbos, now Mitylene, in the Grecian Archipelago.

2. a. Amatory; erotic; -- in allusion to the reputed sensuality of the Lesbian people and literature; as, Lesbian novels.

Definition of Lesbian

1. Noun. An inhabitant of Lesbos ¹

2. Noun. A homosexual woman. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the island of Lesbos. ¹

4. Adjective. ''(used of women)'' Homosexual. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: of a female) Homosexual; preferring female romantic or sexual partners. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of a romantic relationship or pairing) Homosexual, specifically between two women. ¹

7. Adjective. (context: especially of an institution or group) Intended for lesbians. ¹

8. Noun. A homosexual female, a female who is sexually or romantically attracted to other females. ¹

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Definition of Lesbian

1. a female homosexual [n -S] - See also: homosexual

Medical Definition of Lesbian

1. Female homosexual. The name lesbian comes from the greek island of lesbos in the aegian sea where in antiquity the women were said to be homosexual. The poet sappho who lived on lesbos (circa 600 bc) was a lesbian in both geographic location and sexual orientation. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lesbian

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Literary usage of Lesbian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Prevention Primer: An Encyclopedia of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Gay, lesbian, & Bisexual Youth/ Adulto. Because of the historical stigmatization of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people, few prevention programs ..."

2. Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2006)
"S Gay & lesbian Nights La Avispa (Av 1, between 7 & 8) is lesbian-owned bar that features three dance floors, big screen TV and pool tables. ..."

3. Greek Lyric Poetry: A Complete Collection of the Surviving Passages from the by George Stanley Farnell (1891)
"Zd poets appear to have always employed the lesbian forms v. ... The above are all the lesbian and Dorian forms which are regularly or commonly employed by ..."

4. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1901)
"lesbian AND AEOLIC OF ASIA MINOR 624. None of the inscriptions are very old, the earliest of any length the dates of which can be ascertained belonging to ..."

5. A General History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Death of by George William Cox (1876)
"It is enough to say that for themselves these lesbian envoys have no grievance ... It had been the special prayer of the lesbian envoys that the Spartans ..."

6. Toronto by Jennifer McMorran, Alain Rondeau (2002)
"Gay and lesbian Life Toronto is a big city and by consequence there are countless bars, restaurants, bookstores and organizations serving the gay and ..."

7. Introduction to the Study of the Greek Dialects: Grammar, Selected by Carl Darling Buck (1910)
"... t in lesbian and Thes- salian. The consonantal pronunciation of ... as indicated by the following related phenomena in lesbian and Thessalian. 1. ..."

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