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Les·bi·an

 (lĕz′bē-ən)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Lesbos.
2. The ancient Greek dialect of Lesbos.
adj.
Of or relating to Lesbos.

[From Latin Lesbius, from Greek Lesbios, from Lesbos.]

les·bi·an

 (lĕz′bē-ən)
n.
A woman whose sexual orientation is to women.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a lesbian. See Usage Note at gay.

[After Lesbos, home of Sappho, known for her homoerotic poetry.]

Lesbian

(ˈlɛzbɪən)
n
1. a native or inhabitant of Lesbos
2. (Languages) the Aeolic dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Lesbos
adj
3. of or relating to Lesbos
4. (Poetry) of or relating to the poetry of Lesbos, esp that of Sappho

Lesbian

(ˈlɛzbɪən)
n
1. a native or inhabitant of Lesbos
2. (Languages) the Aeolic dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Lesbos
adj
3. of or relating to Lesbos
4. (Poetry) of or relating to the poetry of Lesbos, esp that of Sappho

les•bi•an

(ˈlɛz bi ən)

n.
1. a female homosexual.
2. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of Lesbos.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by female homosexuality.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to Lesbos.
[1595–1605; < Latin Lesbi(us) Lesbian (< Greek Lésbios, adj. derivative of Lésbos Lesbos) + -an1; (definitions 2,5) alluding to the Lesbian poet Sappho]
les′bi•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lesbian - a female homosexuallesbian - a female homosexual      
butch, dike, dyke - (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
gay, homo, homophile, homosexual - someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
2.Lesbian - a resident of Lesbos
Lesbos, Lesvos, Mytilene - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Adj.1.lesbian - of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex

lesbian

adjective
1. homosexual, gay, les (slang), butch (slang), sapphic, dykey (slang), lesbo (slang), tribadic Many of her best friends were lesbian.
noun
1. dyke, les (slang) (slang), butch (slang), lesbo (slang), lezzie (slang) a youth group for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

lesbian

adjective
Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to members of one's own sex:
Translations
سحاقية
lesbička
samseksemulino
lesbo
lezbijka
lesbía
tribas
lesbiană
lezbijka
flata

lesbian

[ˈlezbɪən]
A. ADJlesbiano, lésbico
B. Nlesbiana f

lesbian

[ˈlɛzbiən]
nlesbienne f
adjlesbien(ne)
a lesbian couple → un couple lesbien

lesbian

adjlesbisch; lesbian and gay rights/issuesRechte pl/Probleme plder Lesben und Schwulen; the lesbian and gay communitydie Lesben und Schwulen; lesbian and gay peopleLesben und Schwule pl; the lesbian and gay movementdie Lesben- und Schwulenbewegung
nLesbierin f, → Lesbe f (inf)

lesbian

[ˈlɛzbɪən]
1. adjlesbico/a
2. nlesbica

les·bi·an

n. lesbiana, mujer homosexual.

lesbian

adj lesbiana; n lesbiana, mujer f homosexual; —, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales; lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgéneros; [Note: The first translation is not a literal translation, since transexual is not synonymous with transgénero, but it is the more common translation and can be found in the title of various organizations.]
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