• WordNet 3.6
    • adj lesbian of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman
    • n Lesbian a resident of Lesbos
    • n lesbian a female homosexual
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lesbian Amatory; erotic; -- in allusion to the reputed sensuality of the Lesbian people and literature; as, Lesbian novels.
    • Lesbian homosexual; -- applied to female homosexuals.
    • Lesbian Of or pertaining to the island anciently called Lesbos, now Mitylene, in the Grecian Archipelago.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lesbian Of or pertaining to the island of Lesbos in the Ægean sea, which belonged in ancient times, together with the adjoining part of the coast of Asia Minor, to the district called Æolis, and was the home of a famous school of lyric poets, including Alcæus, Sappho, and others. From the reputed character of the inhabitants and the tone of their poetry, Lesbian is often used with the implied sense of ‘amatory’ or ‘erotic.’
    • n lesbian A native or an inhabitant of Lesbos.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lesbian les′bi-an pertaining to the island of Lesbos in the Ægean Sea, and the adjoining part of the coast of Asia Minor, together forming Æolis, the home of a famous school of lyric poets, including Alcæus and Sappho: amatory, erotic.
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  • Alice Walker
    “The original crime of niggers and lesbians is that they prefer themselves.”
  • Vanessa Williams
    Vanessa Williams
    “I am not a lesbian and I am not a slut, and somehow I am going to make people believe me.”


In literature:

Gay and Lesbian boards (these exist in great profusion, many of them quite lively with well-established histories).
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Although this device provided against the coitus, the maiden was not free from the assaults of the Lesbians.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
I very well remember the Lesbians told me how a maid of their town was preserved from drowning by them.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
Try the Lesbian, Caesar.
"Caesar and Cleopatra" by George Bernard Shaw
She too, loved the handsome Lesbian and refused to leave him despite the brilliant offers made to her on all sides.
"An Egyptian Princess, Complete" by Georg Ebers
This particular Lesbian was in no humor to be harshly treated.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
He sang the old song which he had sung in the Lesbian vineyards when Periander saw him first.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
Alpheus of Mytilene, hailing, by how long an interval, from the city and the craft of the Lesbian Muse, turned to the host.
"Roads from Rome" by Anne C. E. Allinson
There were two rivals in his schools: Menedemus the Rhodian, and Theophrastus the Lesbian.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
They write of love, and who forgets the Lesbian?
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
According to recent authorities, she was a Lesbian girl.
"The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915" by Basil L. Gildersleeve
For your muse is certainly a Lesbian; but you have omitted "misellae," which shows that the passion was not returned.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
Lesbian love merits special mention.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The fair Sicilians now thy soul inflame; Why was I born, ye gods, a Lesbian dame?
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
The Lesbian ladies applied themselves successfully to literature.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
The Lesbians put theirs into the production of verse.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
But is she altogether Lesbian?
"Ancient Manners" by Pierre Louys
The day was lost thanks to the treachery of the Samian and Lesbian contingents.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
Italian libretto for the opera by Vincenzo Bellini, generally adjudged to be subtly lesbian in overtones.
"Checklist" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The secret of the Lesbians was only employed, however, by the abbes and the castrata.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

In poetry:

A Queen of ruth to reign
With her, who gathereth tears
From all the lands and years,
The Lesbian maid of pain;
"Enough" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
'These buttercups shall brim with wine
Beyond all Lesbian juice or Massic;
May not New England be divine?
My ode to ripening summer classic?
"The Nightingale In The Study" by James Russell Lowell
At my soul some Protean elf is;
You're Simaetha; I am Delphis.
You are Sappho and your Phaon,
I.--We love.--There lies a ray on
All the Dark Æolian seas
'Round the violet Lesbian leas.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

'High Society' getting lesbian twist.
Tempestuous Hollywood lesbian Courtenay Semel, may soon be tempting Tinsley Mortimer on Tinsley's CW show, "High Society".
A national civil rights organization has named an Anoka-Hennepin school district parents' group critical of gay and lesbian lifestyles as a hate group.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has declared January 26-30 "No Name-Calling Week".
Montgomery College displays portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 am to 10 pm, Friday 11 am to 3 p.m. Lesbian Lady Love at Bourbon Steak, Part One.
The phrase, coined by lesbian-feminist culture critic B.
An octogenarian lesbian couple who had been together since the Eisenhower administration were among the first to wed during the brief time such marriages were recognized in California.
We chat with Will Sharick about cats, memes, and lesbian weddings.
00, $5, all ages great Lesbian folk duo from San Diego.
Lesbian foundation presents " One Hundred Years of Lesbian Writing".
America's preeminent lesbian photographer reflects on her identity.
But the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (glaad.org) has organized a "Be an Ally and a Friend" campaign to persuade straight people to join in the fight against anti-LGBT prejudice.
The federal judge who overturned a same-sex marriage ban approved by California voters ruled that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.
I'm Not a Lesbian, I'm Pansexual .

In science:

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