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1.
1. Explicit lesbian relationships in anime or manga
2.To be the first to do something. Derived from Yuri Gagarin, first human in space.
1. Makoto and Ami of Sailor Moon have long been suspected of being involved in a yuri subplot.
2.Bob pulled a Yuri and leapt from the second story of the building to the first to save time. Nobody had ever done that before.
by Anonymous August 26, 2003
 
2.
The sexual and romantic relationship between 2 females in an anime, or manga.
of lesbian nature
Utena Tenjou and Anthy Himemiya/ Juri Arisugawa and Shiori
by Aki Igarashi April 25, 2003
 
3.
1. The femmeslash equivelant of yaoi. Explicit lesbian sex. Started in the anime fandoms, but can be applied to just about anything with girl/girl porn.
A summary for a yuri story might read:

Mai gets a new dildo and tries it out with Serenity. This story contains yuri.
by lynx wings April 22, 2005
 
4.
Anime, manga, or fanfic that depicts explicit lesbian relationships. Usually focuses on the passionate/ lustful/ physical side of the relationship, unlike shoujo-ai which focuses on the romantic/ loving/ emotional side. Usually R rated or higher.

Also, a fairly common girl's name in Japan, meaning "Lily".
Even if you have no problem with lesbianism, I would not reccomend showing Yuri to your kids.
by K. R. H. September 18, 2005
 
5.
1. A common Japanese girl's name meaning 'lily.'

2. Language spoken in the islands of New Guinea and the Amazon.

3. A genre of sexually explicit anime/manga literally meaning Girls Love. It is a Japanese jargon term for content and a genre involving love between women in manga, anime, and related Japanese media. Yuri can focus either on the sexual or the emotional aspects of the relationship, the latter sometimes being called shōjo-ai by western fans.

The themes yuri deals with have their roots in the Japanese lesbian literature of early twentieth century, with pieces such as Yaneura no Nishojo by Nobuko Yoshiya. Nevertheless, it is not until the 1970s that lesbian-themed works began to appear in manga, by the hand of artists such as Ryoko Yamagishi and Riyoko Ikeda. The 1990s brought new trends in manga and anime, as well as in dōjinshi productions, along with more acceptance for this kind of content. In 2003 the first manga magazine specifically dedicated to yuri was launched under the name Yuri Shimai, followed by its revival Comic Yuri Hime, launched after the former was discontinued in 2004.
1. Hello Yuri! Welcome to Japan!

2. People living in the Amazons speak yuri.

3. I bought the new volume of this yuri manga.
by MisaTange July 09, 2009
 
6.
Can refer to:
1)A name especially popular in Asia, can be male or female depending upon location

2)A japanese word meaning 'lily', which in the late 20th century started being used to refer to lesbians and then specifically to explicit lesbianism in hentai anime and related media
Examples
1) Yuri Gagarin, Sung Yuri

2) from 'Yurizoku', meaning 'tribe of the lily', later shortened
by IanusVentus March 03, 2007
 
7.
While most people think of Yuri as the girlxgirl or the Japanese girl's name meaning lily, but in Russian Yuri is the equivalent of the English name George which means farmer
Person1: Hey my friend Yuri is coming over.
Person2: Is she a hot Asian chick?
Person1: Dude, my friend is a buff Russian male that could totally kick your ass.
by TheAnnoyingOne97 February 11, 2012