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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity;


1. abstaining from sexual intercourse;
- Example: "celibate priests"
[syn: celibate, continent]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Celibate \Cel"i*bate\, n. [L. aelibatus, fr. caelebs unmarried, single.] 1. Celibate state; celibacy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He . . . preferreth holy celibate before the estate of marriage. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Celibate \Cel"i*bate\, a. Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

celibate adj 1: abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests" [syn: celibate, continent] n 1: an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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