3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eunuch \Eu"nuch\, noun [L. eunuchus, Gr. ?, prop., keeping or guarding the couch; ? couch, bed, + ? to have, hold, keep.] A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a class of such persons, in Oriental countries, having charge of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times, gained high official rank. Eunuch

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eunuch \Eu"nuch\, Eunuchate \Eu"nuch*ate\, verb (used with an object) [L. eunuchare.] To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man. --Creech. Sir. T. Browne.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem" [syn: {eunuch}, {castrate}]

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