Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.
Loose; dissipated; lewd.
of persons, their attributes andactions; full of or disposed to joy and mirth; manifesting or characterized by joyous mirth
full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"
given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
Gay has two meanings: The feeling of joy. The desire to have a intimate relationship or and have sexual feelings towards a person of the same gender.
The word "gay" was used to describe people full of joy or mirth from the time of Chaucer in the 14th c. as does the meaning "brilliant or showy in color." An obsolete phrase, "the gay science," was the provencal term for the art of poetry. Another meaning, "addicted to social pleasures and dissipations, often euphemistically : to social pleasures and dissipations, often euphemistically : Of a loose and immoral life" dates from 1637. In 1825 this meaning is extended to apply as a slang expression to women who lead 'immoral lives" or who live by prostitution. In the later 19th c the term was even used to mean in good health or to be convalescent.