- The definition of homosexual is people who are sexually attracted to individuals who are the same sex, or it is something related to sexual attraction to someone of the same sex.
- A man's sexual attraction to another man is an example of something that would be described as a homosexual attraction.
- A bar that is primarily frequented by gay men and gay women is an example of a homosexual bar.
- Homosexual is defined as a person who is sexually attracted to someone of his or her own sex.
A man who is sexually attracted to other men is an example of a homosexual.
homosexual definition by Webster's New World
of or characterized by sexual desire for those of the same sex as oneself
Origin: see homo-
a homosexual individual
homosexual definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.noun Usage Problem
A homosexual person; a gay man or a lesbian.Usage Note: Many people now avoid using 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 gay woman or lesbian and their plural forms are called for. It is generally unobjectionable when used adjectivally, as in a homosexual relationship, although gay, lesbian, or same-sex are also available for adjectival use. See Usage Note at gay.
homosexual - Medical Definition
Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.noun
A homosexual person; a gay man or a lesbian.