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4 definitions found
 for celibate
From 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.]
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              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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Celibate \Cel"i*bate\, a.
     Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.
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From 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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  126 Moby Thesaurus words for "celibate":
     Apostolic, Encratic, Lenten, Platonic, Pythagorean, Rechabite,
     Shaker, Spartan, Stoic, abbacomes, abbot, absolute, abstemious,
     abstinent, acarpous, alone, arid, ascetic, azygous, bachelor,
     barren, beadsman, brother, caloyer, celibataire, cenobite, chaste,
     childless, continent, conventual, conventual prior, desert,
     desolate, drained, dried-up, dry, exhausted, fallow,
     first and last, friar, fruitarian, fruitless, gaunt, gelded,
     grand prior, hermit, hieromonach, immaculate, impair, impotent,
     ineffectual, infecund, infertile, intact, issueless, jejune,
     lay abbot, lay brother, leached, lone, maidenly, mendicant,
     menopausal, misogamic, misogamist, misogynist, misogynous,
     monachal, monastic, monk, monkish, nephalistic, nonfertile,
     nonproducing, nonproductive, nonprolific, nun, odd, on the wagon,
     one and only, only, only-begotten, palmer, pilgrim, pillar saint,
     pillarist, priest, prior, pure, religieux, religious,
     sexually abstinent, sine prole, single, singular, sole, spinster,
     sterile, stylite, sucked dry, sworn off, teemless, teetotal,
     uncultivated, undefiled, unfertile, unfruitful, unique, unmarried,
     unpaired, unplowed, unproductive, unprolific, unrepeated, unsown,
     unsullied, untilled, unwed, vegetarian, vestal, virgin, virginal,
     virtuous, waste, wasted, without issue
  
  

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