bisexual

adjective
bi·sex·u·al | \(ˌ)bī-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -shəl\

Definition of bisexual 

1a : possessing characters of both sexes and especially both male and female reproductive structures : hermaphroditic bisexual flowers

b : of, relating to, or characterized by sexual or romantic attraction to members of both sexes also : engaging in sexual activity with partners of more than one gender

2 : of, relating to, or involving both sexes bisexual reproduction

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Other Words from bisexual

bisexual noun
bisexuality \ˌbī-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē \ noun
bisexually \(ˌ)bī-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wə-lē, -sh(ə-)lē \ adverb

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The importance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community to the Fort Lauderdale area’s tourism economy will be a major theme of the June 14 dedication of the new LGBT+ Visitor Center in Wilton Manors. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "New LGBT+ visitor center to be dedicated in Wilton Manors," 13 June 2018 Wochit Eight percent of Arizona's children identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, according to advocates. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona groups offer health, housing help to LGBT youth," 14 July 2018 The question of how far safeguards should stretch for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Indians pumped a bit of tension into the courtroom. New York Times, "India’s Supreme Court Considers Decriminalizing Gay Sex," 10 July 2018 Republicans estimated 38 percent of Democrats were gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Alex Kingsbury, BostonGlobe.com, "Big Data: Not-so-wealthy Republicans," 29 June 2018 And Gallup studies suggest that at least some of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender population is leaving the state. Steve Wieberg, kansascity, "‘There’s No Place Like Home’ finds signs of quiet progress for Kansas’ LGBT citizens," 20 June 2018 One of the characters on L.A. Law in 1991 was straight, but this scene from Relativity marks the first time two female characters who identified as either lesbian or bisexual shared a passionate, open-mouthed kiss on screen. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "13 TV Shows That Changed Everything for LGBTQ+ Representation," 1 June 2018 New Orleans Pride, a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community and its allies, takes place June 8 to 10 in the French Quarter and Marigny. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Pride Fest 2018: the rainbow rises June 8-10," 25 May 2018 The Shorewood resolution says that being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is not a disease. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shorewood might ban gay conversion therapy, following the lead of dozens of other cities," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of bisexual

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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bisexual

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bisexual

: sexually attracted to both men and women

: having both male and female sex parts

: relating to or involving two sexes

bisexual

adjective
bi·sex·u·al | \(ˈ)bī-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl \

Medical Definition of bisexual 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : possessing characters of both sexes and especially both male and female reproductive structures : hermaphroditic

b : of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to be sexually atttracted toward individuals of both sexes : engaging in sexual activity with partners of either sex

2 : of, relating to, or involving two sexes bisexual reproduction

Other Words from bisexual

bisexuality \ˌbī-ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē \ noun plural -ties
bisexually \(ˈ)bī-ˈseksh-(ə-)wə-lē, -(ə-)lē \ adverb

bisexual

noun

Medical Definition of bisexual (Entry 2 of 2)

: a bisexual individual

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