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Meaning of "prostitution" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PROSTITUTION

prostitution  [ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROSTITUTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prostitution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PROSTITUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

prostitution

Prostitution

Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other benefit. Prostitution is sometimes described as commercial sex. A person who works in this field is called a prostitute, and is a kind of sex worker. Prostitution is one of the branches of the sex industry. The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country, from being permissible but unregulated, to an enforced or unenforced crime or to a regulated profession. Prostitution is sometimes also referred to as "the world's oldest profession". Estimates place the annual revenue generated by prostitution worldwide to be over $100 billion. Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the client's residence or hotel room, or at the escort's residence or a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort. Another form is street prostitution. Although the majority of prostitutes are female with male clients, there are also gay male prostitutes, lesbian prostitutes, and heterosexual male prostitutes.

Definition of prostitution in the English dictionary

The definition of prostitution in the dictionary is the activity of being a prostitute.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROSTITUTION


allocution
ˌæləˈkjuːʃən
attribution
ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃən
circumlocution
ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃən
comminution
ˌkɒmɪˈnjuːʃən
Confucian
kənˈfjuːʃən
constitution
ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
contribution
ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən
destitution
ˌdɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
diminution
ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən
distribution
ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
execution
ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən
institution
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən
persecution
ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən
prosecution
ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən
reconstitution
ˌriːkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
redistribution
ˌriːdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
reinstitution
ˌriːɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən
restitution
ˌrɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
retribution
ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃən
substitution
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROSTITUTION

prosternum
prostheses
prosthesis
prosthetic
prosthetic group
prosthetically
prosthetics
prosthetist
prosthodontia
prosthodontics
prosthodontist
prostie
prostitute
prostitutor
prostomia
prostomial
prostomium
prostrate
prostration
prostyle

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROSTITUTION

absolution
accreditation
American Revolution
caution
dilution
dissolution
evolution
First Amendment of the Constitution
French Revolution
high resolution
high-resolution
Industrial Revolution
New Year resolution
normal distribution
October Revolution
Poisson distribution
pollution
precaution
resolution
revolution
solution

Synonyms and antonyms of prostitution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROSTITUTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «prostitution» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of prostitution

Translation of «prostitution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROSTITUTION

Find out the translation of prostitution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of prostitution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «prostitution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卖淫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la prostitución
570 millions of speakers

English

prostitution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वेश्यावृत्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدعارة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проституция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prostituição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পতিতাবৃত্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prostitution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelacuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Prostitution
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

売春
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성매매
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prostitusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mại dâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விபச்சாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेश्याव्यवसाय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fuhuş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prostituzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prostytucja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проституція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prostituție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πορνεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

prostitusie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

prostitution
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prostitusjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prostitution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROSTITUTION»

The term «prostitution» is very widely used and occupies the 21.952 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROSTITUTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «prostitution» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «prostitution» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about prostitution

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10 QUOTES WITH «PROSTITUTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word prostitution.
1
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans.
2
Isabel Allende
Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.
3
Harry Anderson
Is now the time to legalize prostitution?
4
Carol Bellamy
New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
5
Angela Carter
What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
6
Lord Hailsham
The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion.
7
Dustin Hoffman
Well this is aptly called a junket, for both of us. I have never been to a house of prostitution, but I understand that you get in more than seven minutes.
8
Joseph Howe
Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.
9
Colin Mochrie
Our top story tonight: Famous TV dolphin flipper was arrested today on prostitution ring charges. He allegedly was seen transporting two 16 year olds across state line for immoral porpoises.
10
Federica Montseny
Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social problem that cannot be resolved juridically.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROSTITUTION»

Discover the use of prostitution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prostitution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Legalizing Prostitution: From Illicit Vice to Lawful Business
Legalizing Prostitution provides a theoretically grounded comparative analysis of political dynamics, policy outcomes, and red-light landscapes in nations where prostitution has been legalized and regulated by the government, presenting a ...
Ronald John Weitzer, 2012
2
The Idea of Prostitution
The book includes discussion of the varieties of prostitution such as: the experience of male prostitutes; the uses of women in pornography; and the role of military brothels compared with slavery and rape in marriage.
Sheila Jeffreys, 2009
3
Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914
The first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists.
Dr Paula Bartley, Paula Bartley, 2012
4
Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress
The book presents clinical examples, analysis, and original research, counteracting common myths about the harmlessness of prostitution.
Melissa Farley, PhD, 2012
5
Prostitution and Pornography: Philosophical Debate about the ...
This collection of new and classic writings about the sex industry asks us to think about the differences between our society's treatment of prostitution and pornography, while investigating how liberalism deals with the sex industry in ...
Jessica Spector, 2006
6
Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State
A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police.
Judith R. Walkowitz, 1982
7
Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work
This major 2-volume set is the first to treat in an inclusive reference what is usually considered a societal failing and the underside of sexuality and economic survival.
Melissa Hope Ditmore, 2006
8
The Prostitution of Sexuality
Barry concludes the book with a sampling of strategies-- international, regional, local, and personal--that feminist activists have employed successfully since the early 1980s, highlighting new international legal strategies for human ...
Kathleen Barry, 1996
9
The Politics of Prostitution: Women's Movements, Democratic ...
This book, first published in 2004, explores the influence of women's movements and women's policy agencies on policy and legislation relating to prostitution.
Joyce Outshoorn, 2004
10
Sex Traffic: Prostitution, Crime and Exploitation
" "This book draws on a wealth of new empirical data: case studies from several countries of origin, transit and destination; research produced by NGOs, police and criminal courts; interviews and field research with the women themselves.
Paola Monzini, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROSTITUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prostitution is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Strauss-Kahn acquitted of running prostitution ring
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was acquitted of sex crime charges on Friday by a French court which ruled the sexual escapades with prostitutes of a man once ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
2
Prostitutes drop allegations against Strauss-Kahn in pimping trial
Four prostitutes and one associate in a high-profile French prostitution trial have dropped their allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying that there ... «FRANCE 24, Feb 15»
3
Police: Ex-NFL star Warren Sapp arrested on soliciting prostitution
Jake Broadbent, best known for playing Anakin Skywalker (as Jake Lloyd) in "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" in 1999, was arrested in South ... «CNN, Feb 15»
4
Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Court for Prostitution-Ring Trial
French magistrates suspect Mr. Strauss-Kahn of being one of the organizers of sex parties with prostitutes in a case known in France as the “Carlton affair”, after ... «Wall Street Journal, Feb 15»
5
Greg Anthony after 'prostitution' arrest: 'I made a mistake'
TV basketball analyst and ex-Knick Greg Anthony was benched indefinitely Saturday by CBS after his arrest the night before for soliciting a hooker. «New York Post, Jan 15»
6
Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia …
As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama ... «Washington Post, Oct 14»
7
Seattle-area bikini coffee stand owner charged with prostitution
A Seattle-area business owner has been charged with promoting prostitution and money laundering, after allegedly using her baristas in a bikini coffee stand to ... «CBS News, Aug 14»
8
Peter MacKay says prostitution bill will survive court challenge
OTTAWA— Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the Conservative government's goal in Bill C-36 is to abolish prostitution but admitted that may be more wishful ... «Toronto Star, Jul 14»
9
168 Children Rescued in Annual Prostitution Sweep
Oakland, California's red light district is known as "the track." It is a place where prostitutes line block after block, many of them runaways. This weekend, the track ... «ABC News, Jun 14»
10
Sex workers like New Zealand law, not Canada's new 'Nordic model …
The new prostitution bill introduced by the Conservative government on Wednesday proposes to make it illegal to pay for sexual services or to carry ... «CBC.ca, Jun 14»

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