Gay

Definition of Gay

Pronunciation:
a.1.
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.
n.1.An ornament

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