Lesbian definition

lĕzbē-ən
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A homosexual woman.
noun
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A woman whose sexual orientation is to women.
noun
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Of homosexuality between women.
adjective
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Of or relating to Lesbos.
adjective
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Of, relating to, or being a lesbian.
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Lesbian is defined as a homosexual woman, or a woman who is sexually attracted to other women.

An example of a lesbian is a woman who has a girlfriend and who engages in sexual behavior with that girlfriend.

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The definition of lesbian is something related to homosexual women or women who feel sexual attraction to other women.

A marriage between two women is an example of a marriage that would be described as a lesbian marriage.

adjective
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The ancient Greek dialect of Lesbos.
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A native or inhabitant of Lesbos.
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Of Lesbos or its people or culture.
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A person born or living on Lesbos.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lesbian
Plural:
lesbians

Origin of lesbian

  • From Latin Lesbius from Greek Lesbios from Lesbos

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

  • After Lesbos home of Sappho, known for her homoerotic poetry

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