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English Dictionary: gay by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
gay
adj
  1. bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile"
    Synonym(s): cheery, gay, sunny
  2. full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"
    Synonym(s): gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful
  3. given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
  4. brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
    Synonym(s): brave, braw, gay
  5. offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
    Synonym(s): gay, festal, festive, merry
  6. homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
    Synonym(s): gay, queer, homophile(a)
n
  1. someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    Synonym(s): homosexual, homophile, homo, gay
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gay \Gay\, n.
      An ornament [Obs.] --L'Estrange.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gay \Gay\, a. [Compar. {Gayer}; superl. {Gayest}.] [F. gai,
      perhaps fr. OHG. g[?]hi swift, rapid, G. g[84]h, j[84]h,
      steep, hasty; or cf. OHG. w[?]hi beatiful, good. Cf. {Jay}.]
      1. Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or
            delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.
  
                     Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay. --Pope.
  
                     Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed.         --Gray.
  
      2. Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.
  
                     Why is my neighbor's wife so gay?      --Chaucer.
  
                     A bevy of fair women, richly gay In gems and wanton
                     dress!                                                --Milton.
  
      3. Loose; dissipated; lewd. [Colloq.]
  
      Syn: Merry; gleeful; blithe; airy; lively; sprightly,
               sportive; light-hearted; frolicsome; jolly; jovial;
               joyous; joyful; glad; showy; splendid; vivacious.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Gay, GA (town, FIPS 32384)
      Location: 33.09367 N, 84.57400 W
      Population (1990): 133 (64 housing units)
      Area: 2.0 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
   Gay, MI
      Zip code(s): 49945
   Gay, WV
      Zip code(s): 25244
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