one who prefers the company of the same sex; a homosexual

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  • homophile — [ ɔmɔfil ] n. m. et adj. • v. 1970; de homo et phile ♦ Didact. Homme qui éprouve une affinité sexuelle pour les personnes de son sexe (REM. équivalent mélioratif de homosexuel), éventuellement sans pratiques homosexuelles (⇒ inverti). REM. Bien… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Homophile — Homophile: I.Homophile,der:⇨Homosexuelle(I) II.Homophile,die:⇨Homosexuelle(II) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • homophile — 1960, from HOMO (Cf. homo ) (2) + PHILE (Cf. phile). An attempt to coin a word for a homosexual person as part of a social group, rather than a sexual deviant …   Etymology dictionary

  • homophile — [hō′mō fīl΄, hō′məfil΄] n., adj. [ HOMO + PHILE] HOMOSEXUAL …   English World dictionary

  • Homophile — The word homophile is an alternative to the word for homosexual or gay. The homophile movement also refers to the gay rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. The term homophile is favoured by some because it emphasizes love ( phile from Greek… …   Wikipedia

  • homophile — ho·mo·phile hō mə .fīl adj of, relating to, or concerned with homosexuals or homosexuality <homophile lifestyles> also being homosexual homophile n HOMOSEXUAL …   Medical dictionary

  • homophile — /hoh meuh fuyl /, n. 1. a homosexual. adj. 2. advocating or supportive of the interests, civil rights, and welfare of homosexuals; gay: a homophile activist organization. [1955 60; HOMO + PHILE, on the model of HOMOSEXUAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • homophile — adjective Etymology: hom + 2 phil Date: 1945 gay 4b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homophile — 1. adjective a) Homosexual, gay or lesbian, having a sexual or romantic preference for persons of ones own gender; . b) Of or pertaining to the “”, a gay activist movement that used this term in English. 2. noun A homosexual, a gay man or lesbian …   Wiktionary

  • homophile — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to members of one s own sex: gay, homosexual, lesbian. See SEX …   English dictionary for students

  • Homophile — Ho|mo|phi|le der u. die; n, n: svw. ↑Homosexuelle …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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