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 for Gay
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gay \Gay\, n.
     An ornament [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gay \Gay\ (g[=a]), a. [Compar. Gayer; superl. Gayest.] [F.
     gai, perhaps fr. OHG. g?hi swift, rapid, G. g[aum]h, j[aum]h,
     steep, hasty; or cf. OHG. w?hi beatiful, good. Cf. Jay.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or
        delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.
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              Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay. --Pope.
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              Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed.      --Gray.
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     2. Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.
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              Why is my neighbor's wife so gay?     --Chaucer.
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              A bevy of fair women, richly gay
              In gems and wanton dress!             --Milton.
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     3. Loose; dissipated; lewd. [Colloq.]
     Syn: Merry; gleeful; blithe; airy; lively; sprightly,
          sportive; light-hearted; frolicsome; jolly; jovial;
          joyous; joyful; glad; showy; splendid; vivacious.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a
             cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile" [syn:
             cheery, gay, sunny]
      2: 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" [syn: gay, jocund, jolly, jovial,
         merry, mirthful]
      3: given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a
         gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the
      4: 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" [syn: brave, braw, gay]
      5: offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion";
         "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening" [syn: gay,
         festal, festive, merry]
      6: homosexual or arousing homosexual desires [syn: gay,
         queer, homophile(a)]
      n 1: someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual
           attraction to persons of the same sex [syn: homosexual,
           homophile, homo, gay]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  198 Moby Thesaurus words for "gay":
     AC-DC, abandoned, addled, alert, amphierotic, animate, animated,
     antic, autoerotic, beaming, beatific, beatified, beery, bemused,
     besotted, bisexed, bisexual, blessed, blind drunk, blissful,
     blithe, blithesome, boon, brash, brave, bravura, braw, bright,
     bright-hued, brilliant, bubbling, bubbly, buoyant, burning, butch,
     cant, capering, capersome, carefree, cheerful, chichi, chipper,
     chirping, colorful, colory, coltish, confident, convivial,
     crapulent, crapulous, dancing, daring, dashing, debauched,
     debonair, deep-colored, deviant, devil-may-care, dissipated,
     dissolute, dizzy, drenched, dressy, drunk, drunken, effeminate,
     effervescent, exhibitionistic, exotic, exuberant, far-gone, fast,
     festal, festive, flashing, flashy, flaunting, flushed with joy,
     flustered, forward, fou, free, free and easy, frilly, frisky,
     frolicsome, frothy, full, full of beans, gala, gallant, gamesome,
     garish, gaudy, gay-colored, giddy, glad, gladsome, gleeful,
     glittering, glorious, glowing, gorgeous, hail-fellow-well-met,
     happy, hearty, high-colored, high-spirited, hilarious, homoerotic,
     homophile, homosexual, in liquor, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious,
     intense, intoxicated, inverted, jaunty, jazzy, jocund, jolly,
     jovial, joyful, joyous, jubilant, keen, laughing, leaping, lesbian,
     licentious, light-hearted, lighthearted, lively, mannish,
     many-colored, maudlin, mellow, merry, merrymaking, mirthful,
     muddled, nappy, on the loose, overweening, perverted, playful,
     presuming, profligate, purring, pushful, pushy, queer, radiant,
     raffish, rakehell, rakehellish, rakehelly, rakish, reeling, rich,
     rich-colored, rollicking, rollicksome, rompish, sapphic,
     self-assertive, shikker, showy, singing, skittish, smiling,
     smirking, snazzy, sodden, sotted, sparkling, spirited, splashy,
     splurgy, sportive, sporty, sprightly, starry-eyed, thrice happy,
     tiddly, tipsy, transvestite, tribadistic, unbridled,
     under the influence, vital, vivacious, vivid, wild, zestful,

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gay, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
     Population (2000):    149
     Housing Units (2000): 69
     Land area (2000):     0.860788 sq. miles (2.229431 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.860788 sq. miles (2.229431 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            32384
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             33.093797 N, 84.573924 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Gay, GA

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