celibate definition

  • noun:
    • one that abstains from sexual activity, especially by explanation of spiritual vows.
    • a person who is unmarried.
    • one who isn't hitched, specially one who has had a religious promise to not get married, frequently as a result of becoming a member of a religious community.
    • Celibate state; celibacy.
    • person who is single, esp. a bachelor, or one limited by vows never to get married.
    • A single life; celibacy.
    • one that adheres to or practises celibacy; a bachelor, especially a confirmed bachelor.
    • an unmarried person who has brought a religious promise of chastity
  • adjective:
    • Abstaining from intercourse, specially by explanation of religious vows.
    • Unmarried; unwed.
    • perhaps not hitched.
    • Abstaining from intimate relations and pleasures.
    • single; single.
    • abstaining from sexual intercourse
  • others:
    • single; single: as, a celibate life.
    • to guide one life. Fortnightly Rev.

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