bisexual

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bisexual sexually attracted to both sexes
    • adj bisexual having an ambiguous sexual identity
    • n bisexual a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All bonobo chimpanzees are bisexual
    • a Bisexual (Biol) Of both sexes; hermaphrodite; as a flower with stamens and pistil, or an animal having ovaries and testes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bisexual Having the organs of both sexes in one individual; of two sexes; hermaphrodite. In botany, said of flowers which contain both stamen and pistil within the same perianth, and of mosses having antheridia and archegonia in the same involucre; synœcious. Also bisexed.
    • bisexual In ethnology, characterized by an equal social development of both sexes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bisexual of both sexes:
    • Bisexual (bot.) applied to flowers which contain both stamens and pistils within the same envelope
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Quotations

  • Milan Kundera
    Milan%20Kundera
    “All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.”
  • Robert Downey Jr.
    Robert Downey Jr.
    “A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual, like I may even have an ammonia-filled tentacle somewhere on my body. That's okay.”
  • Woody Allen
    Woody%20Allen
    “A Bay Area Bisexual told me I didn't quite coincide with either of her desires.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. bi-, + sexual,

Usage

In literature:

I have lately got a bisexual cirripede, the male being microscopically small and parasitic within the sack of the female.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Here there is not, as in the Catasetum, any external change visible in the respective unisexual and bisexual flowers.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
At the same time bisexual women are at least as common as bisexual men.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
He was bisexual in his inclinations, but was really in love with me for a short time.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
No man is a genius whose brain isn't bisexual.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
The moon was the parent of the sun or its spouse; and might be male, or female, or both as a bisexual deity.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
The third glume bears a bisexual or female flower and the fourth bisexual or male.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
If, however, the king of countries and Ishtar be taken to be two different deities (as is possible), there is no bisexuality.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The minute flowers are bisexual, and borne in dense axillary or terminal clusters or spikes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Riuku cursed the bisexual species in their own language.
"The Very Secret Agent" by Mari Wolf
These bisexuals often marry happily and at the same time enjoy homogenic experiences.
"An Outline of Sexual Morality" by Kenneth Ingram
They have bisexual flowers with a campanulate calyx, as many stamens as there are divisions in the limb of the calyx, and two styles.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Each worm is bisexual or hermaphrodite, on which account they multiply with great rapidity.
"A Treatise on Sheep:" by Ambrose Blacklock
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In news:

On September 20, 2011, the US military's ban on open service by gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans was officially repealed.
Kyrsten Sinema has officially been elected as the nation's first openly bisexual congresswoman , the Associated Press reports.
The Episcopal Church made news again this summer for its inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people at its general convention in Indianapolis.
LGBT FYI is a blog about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
According to "Youth Development Current Trends," gay, lesbian or bisexual students were more than five times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past y.
Members of India's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community and supporters attend the 5th Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi on November 25, 2012.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
Hundreds of self-proclaimed dykes along with transgender, queer, and bisexual people and their allies gathered in Margate Park this past Saturday for the 16th annual Chicago Dyke March.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality .
A new report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in America's cities by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization, rated 137 cities across the nation, including two Minnesota cities.
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community center has named Carol Grimsby to be their new Executive Director .
PITTSBURGH—The creator of the Miss Pittsburgh beauty pageant claims in a lawsuit that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender events run by another business infringe on her trademark, and injure her reputation.
Femmes blend more, are easily confused with straight women, bisexuals and confident sex workers, and don't exactly sport a uniform appearance.
Health officials say 1 in 5 new HIV infections occur in a tiny segment of the population - young men who are gay or bisexual.
Prominent members of Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are joining forces for a 100-day hunger strike to raise awareness and promote equal rights.
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