For all your dictionary needs!
Index. Are you looking for terms starting with GAY?
Header of Gay


Gay appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Boxers had zap of gay jock love, quit women. (Each consonant used only once; 34 letters)
View more pangrams!

Gay appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Deny a god, O gay Ned?
  • My gay bed: ample help made by a gym.
  • "Deer gay men eye fall!" a fey enemy agreed.
View more palindromes!

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gay:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective gay:


The word gay is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Video footage: Gay Boy Waving Rainbow Flag
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the adjective gay

What does gay mean as an attribute of a noun?

Gay is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: gayer | gayest

  1. bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
  2. full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  3. given to social pleasures often including dissipation
    • examples: led a gay Bohemian life | a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies
    • similar: indulgent
  4. brightly colored and showy
  5. offering fun and gaiety
  6. homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

Alternative definition of the adjective gay


  1. [dated] Happy, joyful, and lively.
  2. [dated] Festive, bright, or colourful.
  3. [context: of a person, especially a man] Homosexual: preferring romantic or sexual partners of the same gender or the same sex.
  4. [context: of a romantic relationship or pairing] Homosexual: being between two people of the same gender or the same sex; especially, being between two men.
  5. [context: of an institution or group] Homosexual: intended for gay people, especially gay men.
  6. [context: loosely, of appearance or behavior] Homosexual: being in accordance with stereotypes of gay people, especially gay men.
  7. [context: loosely, of a person, especially a man] Homosexual: exhibiting appearance or behavior that accords with stereotypes of gay people, especially gay men.
  8. [slang, pejorative] Effeminate or flamboyant in behavior.
  9. [slang, pejorative] [Used to express dislike]: lame, uncool, stupid.
  10. [context: of a dog's tail] Upright or curved over the back.

Definition of the noun gay

What does gay mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gays

  1. someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex


  1. Gay is a town in Orenburg Oblast, Russia, located 230 kilometers east of Orenburg. Population: 38,301; 41,621; 41,668.
  2. Gay is a town in Meriwether County, Georgia, United States. The population was 89 at the 2010 census.
  3. Gay is an unincorporated community in Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is 12 miles from Lake Linden on Copper Island at the western end of the Upper Peninsula. Local government is provided by Sherman Township. As of 2000, its population is 60.
  4. Gay a.k.a. Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport, is a public airport serving Gaya, Bihar, India. This airport is 5 kilometres away from the temple city of Bodhgaya which is Gautama Buddha's place of enlightenment. It is the second busiest airport in Bihar after Patna.
  5. Gay is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office and a community center, as well as several churches.

There are other places with in their name, like GAY'S, Fort Gay, Gay Hill, Gay Street, Ugny-le-Gay, Alexandrov Gay, Gay Dolphin Gift Cove and Mount Gay Rum Refinery.


Who is Gay?

Gay a.k.a. Gay Haldeman is the wife of Joe Haldeman.


  1. Gay is a fictional character from the 1952 film The Greatest Show on Earth.
  2. Gay is a fictional character from the 1975 film Switchblade Sisters.
  3. Gay is a fictional character from the 1998 film The General.

There are other characters with in their name, like Gay Dad, Gay guy, Gay Man, Gay Ghost, Gay Robot, Gay Scott, Gay Woman, Big Gay Al, The Gay Ambassador, Jezelle Gay Hartman.


  1. "Gay" a.k.a. "Gay?" is a 1996 EP released by 12 Rods, their first release on a label. It is notable for receiving a very rare 10.0 rating from Pitchfork Media upon its release, being one of the few albums to ever have done so.
  2. "Gay" a.k.a. "...Gay!" is a musical album of Boris the Sprinkler.
    • released in (16 years ago)


"Gay" is a film.


  1. Gay is a breed temperament.
  2. Gay a.k.a. Gayo Language: Gayo is the spoken language of some 300,000 people in the mountain region of North Sumatra around Takengon, Gayo Lues, Bener Meriah, Southeast Aceh, Genteng, and Lokop. It is classified as belonging to the Western Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian languages, but is not closely related to other languages. Ethnologue lists Deret, Lues, Lut, and Serbejadi-Lukup as dialects.
    • also known as Gajo
  3. Gay was Toronto's first gay magazine, published almost simultaneously with ASK Newsletter, together Canada's first gay magazines. The earliest periodical anywhere to use 'Gay' in its title. Produced by four Toronto men in a commercial venture, the Gay Publishing Company, Gay ran serious articles, letters to the editor, a diary, gossip columns, a feature called the "Gabrial Club", poetry, fiction, politics and a discrete personals column. Gay was illustrated, usually with photographs of drag queens, but also including 'physique' photography.
  4. Gay is a website.

Phrases with Gay

Phrases starting with the word Gay:

  1. Gay Up
  2. Gay 90s
  3. Gay bar
  4. Gay Bob
  5. gay dog
  6. gay lib
  7. Gay Sex
  8. Gay-Ass
  9. Gay-You
  10. Gay Bash
  11. Gay bomb
  12. Gay Club
  13. Gay icon
  14. Gay Blade
  15. Gay Games

Phrases ending with the word Gay:

  1. A-GAY
  2. Ex-Gay
  3. I'm Gay
  4. Anti-Gay
  5. Ex-ex-gay

View more phrases with the word Gay in thesaurus!

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gay

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Legends (2002)

by Jan Harold Brunvand

"The Hook" 199 Gay men are sometimes blamed for crimes and other outrages in urban legends that otherwise have no essential homosexual content. For example, in "The Mutilated Child" story, those who perpetrate the atrocity may be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature (2015)

a gay online literary journalthat Out magazine has called"the central publishing arm ofnewqueer fiction."BHQ was also nominated for the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Crime Films (2012)

by Geoff Mayer

After RKO decided in 1941 to discontinue its Saint series of films, it purchased a short story, “The Gay Falcon” by Michael Arlen, with the aim of developing a similar series without having to pay for the rights to the Saint series. RKO also wished ...

Google previewAmerican Dissidents: An Encyclopedia of Activists, Subversives, and Prisoners of Conscience [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Activists, Subversives, and Prisoners of Conscience by Kathlyn Gay

An Encyclopedia of Activists, Subversives, and Prisoners of Conscience Kathlyn Gay. Introduction They march. They rally. They carry banners and handwritten signs. They stand on street corners or in front of government buildings. They sneak ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Gay

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Gay

Click on an item to view that photo:


If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of pride flag gaySmall photo of Gay Couple Together LoveSmall photo of Gay Couple Love Home ConceptSmall photo of Happy gay couple spending time togetherSmall photo of Cropped image of gay couple holding handsSmall photo of Gay Couple Kissing Hands LoveSmall photo of Gay Couple Love Outdoors Concept More...

Videos about Gay

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about Gay Byrne and Gay Marriage.

See also the pronunciation examples of Gay!

Sign language

Swinging sign language interpreter Gay Pride

De doventolk stal de show tijdens Roze Zaterdag Eindhoven, 5 juli 2014.

Quotes about Gay

I didn't choose the fact that I was gay, but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman-that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress. (Portia de Rossi)
more quotes about gay...

Scrabble value of G2A1Y4

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GAY

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?


What do you get if you reverse the order of the letters?

See also the index of semordnilaps!

Other anagrams

What do you get if you rearrange the letters in other ways?

See also the blanagrams of Gay!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Gay to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary