简明英汉词典

celibate
[5selibit]
n.
独身者, 独身主义者
adj.
独身的, 未婚的, 禁欲的

美国传统词典[双解]

celibate
cel.i.bate
AHD:[sμl“…-b1t]
D.J.[6sel*bit]
K.K.[6sWl*b!t]
n.(名词)

(1)

One who abstains from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows.
禁欲的人:禁绝性关系的人,尤指因为宗教誓言而禁欲的人

(2)

One who is unmarried.
独身的人,未结婚的人
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Abstaining from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows.
禁欲的:禁绝性关系的人,尤指由于宗教誓言而禁欲的

(2)

Unmarried; unwed.
未婚的;没结婚的

语源

(1)

Latin caelib3s
拉丁语 caelib3s

(2)

From caelebs caelib- [unmarried]
源自 caelebs caelib- [未婚的]

用法
Historically, celibate means only “unmarried”; its use to mean “abstaining from sexual intercourse” is a 20th-century development. But the new sense of the word appears more or less to have displaced the old, and the use of celibate to mean “unmarried” is now almost sure to invite misinterpretation in other than narrowly ecclesiastical contexts. Sixty-eight percent of the Usage Panel rejected the older use in the sentence He remained celibate [unmarried] , although he engaged in sexual intercourse.
历史上, celibate 只作“未婚的”解; 用作“禁欲”的意思是在20世纪发展起来的。但是该词的新含义多少有取代原含义的趋势,并用celibate 作“未婚的”意义, 现在除了在狭小的神学领域外几乎都会引起误解。用法专题使用小组百分之六十八的成员在句子他仍是单身的 [未婚的] ,尽管他仍保有性生活 中,拒绝使用该词的旧含义

现代英汉词典

celibate
[5selIbEt]
adj.
独身的

词性变化

celibate
n.
独身生活的人

现代英汉综合大辞典

celibate
[5selibit]
n., adj.
独身者(的)

美国传统词典

celibate
cel.i.bate
AHD:[sμl“…-b1t]
D.J.[6sel*bit]
K.K.[6sWl*b!t]
n.

(1)

One who abstains from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows.

(2)

One who is unmarried.
adj.

(1)

Abstaining from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows.

(2)

Unmarried; unwed.

语源

(1)

Latin caelib3s

(2)

From caelebs caelib- [unmarried]

用法
Historically, celibate means only “unmarried”; its use to mean “abstaining from sexual intercourse” is a 20th-century development. But the new sense of the word appears more or less to have displaced the old, and the use of celibate to mean “unmarried” is now almost sure to invite misinterpretation in other than narrowly ecclesiastical contexts. Sixty-eight percent of the Usage Panel rejected the older use in the sentence He remained celibate [unmarried] , although he engaged in sexual intercourse.

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