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


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.