Celibate Definition

sĕlə-bĭt
celibates
adjective
Of or in a state of celibacy.
Webster's New World
Abstaining from sexual relations.
American Heritage
Remaining unmarried, especially for religious reasons.
American Heritage

Not married.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
noun
celibates
One who abstains from sexual intercourse.
Webster's New World
An unmarried person, esp. one under a vow to remain unmarried.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Celibate

Noun

Singular:
celibate
Plural:
celibates

Origin of Celibate

  • From French célibat, from Latin caelibatus, perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs (“unmarried”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin caelibātus from caelebs caelib- unmarried

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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