How Do You Spell CELIBATE?

Correct spelling for the English word "celibate" is [s_ˈɛ_l_ɪ_b_ˌeɪ_t], [sˈɛlɪbˌe͡ɪt], [sˈɛlɪbˌe‍ɪt]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Similar spelling word for CELIBATE

Plural form of CELIBATE is CELIBATES

Definition of CELIBATE

  1. Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.

Anagrams of CELIBATE

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Usage Examples for CELIBATE

  1. If large numbers of the most hard- headed atheists had evolved, out of their own inner consciousness, the notion that a number of bachelors or spinsters ought to live together in celibate groups for the good of the poor, or the observation of certain hours and offices, it would be a very strong point in favour of the monasteries. - "A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
  2. If I am to live a celibate,- as our good padre imposes, it is well to cheat myself with a lady love across the border,- even though she gave me no favors beyond a poet's verse and a battered head. - "The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
  3. Moreover, fathers can, perhaps, only love the children with whom they are fully acquainted, a social belief of the utmost importance for the peace of families, which should be held by all the celibate, proving as it does that paternity is a sentiment nourished artificially by woman, custom, and the law. - "The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
  4. When he sent him up- stairs to see " my wife," Mr Morgan looked after the elderly celibate with a certain pity. - "The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  5. She had caught, as simple David with his celibate heart could never have caught, the tone in Dick's voice when he mentioned the Wheelers. - "The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart