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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gay /ˈge/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gay a. [Compar. Gayer superl. Gayest.]
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gay, n. An ornament [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery
             hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile" [syn: cheery,
      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" [syn: 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
      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" [syn: brave, braw]
      5: offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the
         inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and
         exciting night life"; "a merry evening" [syn: gala(a), festal,
          festive, merry]
      6: homosexual or arousing homosexual desires [syn: queer, homophile(a)]
      n : someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual
          attraction to persons of the same sex [syn: homosexual,