celibate

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celibate

a person who abstains from having sex: She has chosen to be celibate until marriage.; a person who remains unmarried for religious reasons: The priests have vowed to remain celibate.
Not to be confused with:
celebrate – to commemorate with festivities: celebrate a birthday; honor, laud, applaud: celebrate a victory
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cel·i·bate

 (sĕl′ə-bĭt)
adj.
1. Abstaining from sexual relations.
2. Remaining unmarried, as for religious reasons.
n.
1. One who abstains from sexual relations.
2. One who remains unmarried, as for religious reasons.

[Latin caelibātus, from caelebs, caelib-, unmarried.]
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celibate

(ˈsɛlɪbɪt)
n
a person who is unmarried, esp one who has taken a religious vow of chastity
adj
1. unmarried, esp by vow
2. abstaining from sexual intercourse
[C17: from Latin caelibātus, from caelebs unmarried, of obscure origin]
ˈcelibacy n
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cel•i•bate

(ˈsɛl ə bɪt, -ˌbeɪt)

n.
1. a person who abstains from sexual relations.
2. a person who remains unmarried, esp. for religious reasons.
adj.
3. observing or pertaining to sexual abstention or a religious vow not to marry.
4. not married.
[1820–30; derivative of celibacy, by analogy with obstinacy: obstinate, etc.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.celibate - an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
Adj.1.celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests"
chaste - morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"
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celibate

adjective chaste, single, pure, virgin, continent He found it hard to adapt to the celibate life of a monk.
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Translations
أعْزب، عازِب
celibátní
i cølibat
fraŭlo
agglegényhajadonnőtlenszüzességi fogadalmat tett
einlífis-, skírlífis-
celibátcelibátny
evlenmemeye yemin etmiş

celibate

[ˈselɪbɪt]
A. ADJcélibe
B. Ncélibe mf
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celibate

[ˈsɛlɪbət]
adj
[life, priest] → célibataire
to remain celibate → rester célibataire
[lay person] → chaste
npersonne f qui n'a pas de rapports sexuels
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celibate

adj (Rel) → keusch, zölibatär (spec); (fig)enthaltsam
n to be a celibateim Zölibat leben
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celibate

[ˈsɛlɪbɪt] adj & n (man) → celibe (m); (woman) → nubile (f)
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celibacy

(ˈselibəsi) noun
the state of being unmarried or of refraining from sexual intercourse, especially in obedience to religious vows.
ˈcelibate (-bət) adjective
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celibate

adj célibe, que no tiene relaciones sexuales
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