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Virgin

n.
See Virgo.

vir·gin

 (vûr′jĭn)
n.
1.
a. A person who has not experienced sexual intercourse.
b. A female virgin. Used chiefly in historical contexts.
2. Virgin The Virgin Mary.
3. Zoology An animal that has not mated or has not been fertilized.
4. A person who is inexperienced in a given activity or field: "all these [factors] kept me a gun virgin well into midlife" (Michael DiLeo).
adj.
1.
a. Never having experienced sexual intercourse; chaste.
b. Zoology Relating to or being a virgin.
2. Inexperienced or about to gain first experience in a given activity or field: a virgin skydiver.
3. Unaltered or barely altered by human action, especially:
a. Not traveled upon: virgin snow.
b. Never having had trees removed or cut down: a virgin forest.
c. Never having been cultivated: virgin land.
d. Not processed or refined: virgin ore; virgin wood pulp.
4. Happening for the first time; initial: a ship's virgin voyage.
5. Obtained directly from the first pressing: virgin olive oil.
6. Made with the ingredients of a cocktail but without alcohol.

[Middle English, from Old French virgine, from Latin virgō, virgin-.]

virgin

(ˈvɜːdʒɪn)
n
1. a person, esp a woman, who has never had sexual intercourse
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an unmarried woman who has taken a religious vow of chastity in order to dedicate herself totally to God
3. (Zoology) any female animal that has never mated
4. (Zoology) a female insect that produces offspring by parthenogenesis
5. a person who is new to or inexperienced in a specified field: a political virgin.
adj (usually prenominal)
6. of, relating to, resembling, suitable for, or characteristic of a virgin or virgins; chaste
7. pure and natural; uncorrupted, unsullied, or untouched: virgin purity.
8. not yet cultivated, explored, exploited, etc, by man: virgin territories.
9. being the first or happening for the first time
10. (Elements & Compounds) (of vegetable oils) obtained directly by the first pressing of fruits, leaves, or seeds of plants without applying heat
11. (Metallurgy) (of a metal) made from an ore rather than from scrap
12. occurring naturally in a pure and uncombined form: virgin silver.
13. (Atomic Physics) physics (of a neutron) not having experienced a collision
[C13: from Old French virgine, from Latin virgō virgin]

Virgin

(ˈvɜːdʒɪn)
n
1. (Bible) the Virgin See Virgin Mary
2. (Art Terms) a statue or other artistic representation of the Virgin Mary

Virgin

(ˈvɜːdʒɪn)
n
(Astronomy) the Virgin the constellation Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac

vir•gin

(ˈvɜr dʒɪn)

n.
1. a person who has never had sexual intercourse.
2. an unmarried girl or woman.
3. the Virgin, Mary, the mother of Jesus.
4. Informal. any person who is uninitiated, uninformed, or the like.
5. an animal, esp. a female, that has not copulated.
6.
a. a female insect that lays viable eggs without male fertilization.
b. the female resulting from such an egg.
7. (cap.) Virgo.
adj.
8. being a virgin.
9. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a virgin.
10. pure; unsullied.
11. first: the senator's virgin speech.
12. without alloy or modification: virgin gold.
13. not previously exploited or used: virgin timberlands.
14. Zool. not fertilized.
15. (esp. of olive oil) obtained by the first light pressing and without the application of heat.
[1150–1200; Middle English virgine < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin virgin-, s. of virgō]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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Noun1.virgin - a person who has never had sexvirgin - a person who has never had sex  
inexperienced person, innocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
2.virgin - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in VirgoVirgin - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
3.virgin - the sixth sign of the zodiacVirgin - the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22
Adj.1.virgin - being used or worked for the first timevirgin - being used or worked for the first time; "virgin wool"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
2.virgin - in a state of sexual virginityvirgin - in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
chaste - morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"

virgin

noun
1. maiden, maid (archaic), damsel (archaic), girl (archaic), celibate, vestal, virgo intacta I was a virgin until I was twenty-four years old.
adjective
1. untouched, immaculate, fresh, new, pure, unused, pristine, flawless, unblemished, unadulterated, unsullied Within 40 years there will be no virgin forest left.
untouched spoiled, used, dirty, contaminated, polluted, impure
2. pure, maidenly, chaste, immaculate, virginal, unsullied, vestal, uncorrupted, undefiled a society in which men still prize virgin brides
pure corrupted, defiled, impure

virgin

noun
A pure, uncorrupted person:
adjective
Morally beyond reproach, especially in sexual conduct:
Translations

virgin

[ˈvɜːdʒɪn]
A. N (lit) → virgen mf
to be a virginser virgen
the Blessed Virginla Santísima Virgen
B. ADJ (fig) [forest, soil etc] → virgen
C. CPD virgin birth Npartenogénesis f inv
the Virgin Isles NPLlas Islas Vírgenes
virgin oil Naceite m virgen

virgin

[ˈvɜːrdʒɪn]
n
(sexually)vierge f
to be a virgin → être vierge
She is a virgin → Elle est vierge.
the Blessed Virgin → la Sainte Vierge
(= inexperienced person) → novice mf
adj [snow, forest] → vierge
virgin territory (fig)terrain m inconnu, territoire m inconnu
to enter virgin territory → entrer en terrain inconnu, entrer en territoire inconnuVirgin Islands npl
the Virgin Islands → les îles fpl Vierges

virgin

nJungfrau f; the (Blessed) Virgin (Rel) → die (Heilige) Jungfrau Maria; the Virgin Marydie Jungfrau Maria; the Black Virgindie Schwarze Madonna; he’s still a virginer ist noch unschuldig; she’s a political virginsie ist in der Politik noch unbeleckt
adj girl, womanjungfräulich, unberührt; (fig) forest, landunberührt; freshnessrein; snowjungfräulich, unberührt; virgin olive oilnatives Olivenöl; the Virgin Queen Königin Elisabeth I.; to be virgin territory (for somebody)Neuland nt(für jdn) sein

virgin

[ˈvɜːdʒɪn]
1. nvergine f
she/he is a virgin → lei/lui è vergine
the Virgin (Mary) → la Beata Vergine
2. adj (fig) (forest, soil) → vergine
virgin snow → neve fresca

virgin

(ˈvəːdʒin) noun
a person, especially a woman, who has had no sexual intercourse. She was still a virgin when she married.
ˈvirginal adjective
of a virgin. Her face had a virginal look.
virˈginity noun
the state of being a virgin.

virgin

عَذْرَاء panic jomfru Jungfrau παρθένος virgen, vírgen neitsyt vierge djevica vergine 処女 처녀 maagd jomfru dziewica virgem девственник oskuld หญิงพรหมจารี bakire trinh nữ 处女

vir·gin

n. virgen.
1. sustancia sin contaminación;
2. persona que no ha realizado el acto sexual.

virgin

n virgen mf
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At eighteen life had so gripped her that she was no longer a virgin but, although she had a half dozen lovers before she married Tom Willard, she had never en- tered upon an adventure prompted by desire alone.
They were girls of fourteen, always clad in the Virgin's colors, blue and white, having been dedicated to the Blessed Virgin at their baptism.
Then, with another transition in voice and subject, allusions were made to the virgin who wept in the adjacent lodge.
Why, then, --while so much of the soil around him was bestrewn with the virgin forest leaves,--why should Colonel Pyncheon prefer a site that had already been accurst?
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
And when these things unite in a man of greatly superior natural force, with a globular brain and a ponderous heart; who has also by the stillness and seclusion of many long night-watches in the remotest waters, and beneath constellations never seen here at the north, been led to think untraditionally and independently; receiving all nature's sweet or savage impressions fresh from her own virgin voluntary and confiding breast, and thereby chiefly, but with some help from accidental advantages, to learn a bold and nervous lofty language --that man makes one in a whole nation's census --a mighty pageant creature, formed for noble tragedies.
As he mounted the deck, ahab abruptly accosted him, without at all heeding what he had in his hand; but in his broken lingo, the German soon evinced his complete ignorance of the White Whale; immediately turning the conversation to his lamp-feeder and oil can, with some remarks touching his having to turn into his hammock at night in profound darkness --his last drop of Bremen oil being gone, and not a single flying-fish yet captured to supply the deficiency; concluding by hinting that his ship was indeed what in the Fishery is technically called a clean one (that is, an empty one), well deserving the name of Jungfrau or the Virgin.
How often she had named them over one by one and figured on them as she went to work--fifteen dollars for the hall, twenty-two dollars and a quarter for the ducks, twelve dollars for the musicians, five dollars at the church, and a blessing of the Virgin besides--and so on without an end
He revered and respected her above all living beings; but he would have said it all the same to the virgin Mary herself, if she had come in the way of his system.
The wildwood covers the virgin mould,--and the same soil is good for men and for trees.
Even processions; even burnt-offerings; even votive candles to the Virgin, did fail every each of them; and all in the land did marvel.
There was nothing in the books about that lovely region; it had been neglected by the tourist, it was virgin soil for the literary pioneer.