Uranian

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Noun[edit]

Uranian (plural Uranians)

  1. (science fiction) An inhabitant of the planet Uranus.
  2. (very dated) A male homosexual.
    • 2008, Thomas Bohache, Christology From the Margins, page 194
      One who engages in the love that dare not speak its name. Uranian. Homosexual. Invert. Gay. Lesbian. Queer.
    • 2003, Chuck Stewart, Gay and Lesbian Issues: A Reference Handbook, page 138
      Carpenter was disappointed by these meetings with Whitman but began to integrate a positive homosexual view into his socialist writings. Carpenter saw the Uranian (homosexual) spirit to be more enlightened than that of the common man and believed that Uranians were the new prophets of the coming social revolution.

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Uranian (not comparable)

  1. A 19th century term that referred to a person of a third sex.
  2. Of or relating to a group of German homosexual artists.
  3. (rare) homosexual
    • 2003, Chuck Stewart, Gay and Lesbian Issues: A Reference Handbook, page 138
      Carpenter was disappointed by these meetings with Whitman but began to integrate a positive homosexual view into his socialist writings. Carpenter saw the Uranian (homosexual) spirit to be more enlightened than that of the common man and believed that Uranians were the new prophets of the coming social revolution.
    • 1996, Linda Dowling, Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford, page 134
      Before these ideals would once again become available to "homosexuality" as a positive social identity, however, the Uranian modality of male love would be rejected by the avant-garde itself as an outworn fashion.
    • 1983, Eric Garber and Lyn Paleo, Uranian worlds: a reader's guide to alternative sexuality in science fiction and fantasy
      The title of this bibliography is derived from the nineteenth- century word for homosexual — Uranian. The word was coined by the early German homosexual emancipationist, Karl Ulrichs, and was popularly used through the First World War.
  4. (astronomy) Of or relating to the planet Uranus.

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