Monogamous Mo*nog"a*mous, a. [L. monogamus having but one wife, Gr. ?; mo`nos single + ? marriage.] 1. Upholding, or practicing, monogamy. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Same as {Monogamian}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Mating with but one of the opposite sex; -- said of birds and mammals. [1913 Webster]

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  • monogamous — (adj.) having but one wife or husband at a time, 1770, from M.L. monogamus, from Gk. monogamos marrying only once (see MONOGAMY (Cf. monogamy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monogamous — [[t]mənɒ̱gəməs[/t]] 1) ADJ Someone who is monogamous or who has a monogamous relationship has a sexual relationship with only one partner. Do you believe that men are not naturally monogamous?... She wouldn t want to be in a monogamous… …   English dictionary

  • monogamous — adjective (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate monogamous marriage monogamous for life • Ant: ↑polygamous • Similar to: ↑monandrous, ↑monogynous, ↑monogynic …   Useful english dictionary

  • monogamous — adj. Monogamous is used with these nouns: ↑male, ↑marriage, ↑pair, ↑relationship …   Collocations dictionary

  • monogamous — monogamy ► NOUN ▪ the state of having only one husband, wife, or sexual partner at any one time. DERIVATIVES monogamist noun monogamous adjective. ORIGIN from Greek monos single + gamos marriage …   English terms dictionary

  • monogamous — adjective see monogamy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monogamous — monogamously, adv. monogamousness, n. /meuh nog euh meuhs/, adj. 1. practicing or advocating monogamy. 2. of or pertaining to monogamy. Also, monogamic. [1760 70; < LL monogamus < Gk monógamos marrying only once. See MONO , GAMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monogamous — adjective a) Being married to one person at a time. b) Having only one sexual partner at a time. See Also: monogamy …   Wiktionary

  • monogamous — mo·nog·a·mous (mə nogґə məs) pertaining to monogamy …   Medical dictionary

  • monogamous — mo|nog|a|mous [ mə nagəməs ] adjective having only one husband, wife, or sexual relationship at a time ╾ mo|nog|a|mous|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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