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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gay  \Gay\,  a.  [Compar.  {Gayer};  superl.  {Gayest}.]  [F.  gai, 
  perhaps  fr  OHG.  g?hi  swift,  rapid,  G.  g["a]h,  j["a]h,  steep, 
  hasty;  or  cf  OHG.  w?hi  beatiful,  good.  Cf  {Jay}.] 
  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.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Syn:  Merry;  gleeful;  blithe;  airy;  lively;  sprightly, 
  sportive;  light-hearted;  frolicsome;  jolly;  jovial; 
  joyous;  joyful;  glad;  showy;  splendid;  vivacious. 




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