Examples from the Web for lesbian
And who better to do that with than the actress who is playing the object of said (alleged) lesbian affection in the flick?Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Much more common is the African American lesbian couple in the Deep South raising children at or below the poverty line.State of LGBT Rights: Married on Sunday, but Fired on Monday|Gene Robinson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You might be a lesbian, in which case you have won the sexual lottery.Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm?|Samantha Allen|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Comedian Cameron Esposito has returned to answer more questions people wanted to ‘Ask a Lesbian.’
When she was 17 and in her senior year of high school, Grace came out as a lesbian to Dunham.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The style of carving of the cymatium with its astragal should be the Lesbian.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
To render him immortal by new strains, to render him immortal by the Lesbian lyre, becomes both thee and thy sisters.The Works of Horace|Horace
It is called Lesbian love or saphism; and the women inverts are known as tribades.The Sexual Question|August Forel
Radical women's groups, even 'lesbian separatists' who wanted to abolish men altogether!Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
For your muse is certainly a Lesbian; but you have omitted "misellæ," which shows that the passion was not returned.
British Dictionary definitions for lesbian (1 of 2)
Word Origin for lesbian
British Dictionary definitions for lesbian (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for lesbian
1590s, "pertaining to the island of Lesbos," from Latin Lesbius, from Greek lesbios "of Lesbos," Greek island in northeastern Aegean Sea (the name originally may have meant "wooded"), home of Sappho, great lyric poet whose erotic and romantic verse embraced women as well as men, hence meaning "relating to homosexual relations between women" (1890; lesbianism in this sense is attested from 1870) and the noun, first recorded 1925. Before this, the principal figurative use (common in 17c.) was lesbian rule (c.1600) a mason's rule of lead, of a type used on Lesbos, which could be bent to fit the curves of a molding; hence, "pliant morality or judgment."
And this is the nature of the equitable, a correction of law where it is defective owing to its universality. ... For when the thing is indefinite the rule also is indefinite, like the leaden rule used in making the Lesbian moulding; the rule adapts itself to the shape of the stone and is not rigid, and so too the decree is adapted to the facts. [Aristotle, "Nicomachean Ethics"]
Cf. also tribadism.
Medicine definitions for lesbian
Culture definitions for lesbian
A homosexual woman. (See also gay.)