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Virgin

n.
See Virgo.

vir·gin

 (vur′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. (Bible) the Virgin See Virgin Mary
2. (Art Terms) a statue or other artistic representation of the Virgin Mary

Virgin

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

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]

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:
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
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
Translations

virgin

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

virgin

[ˈvɜːrdʒɪn]
n
(sexually)vierge f
to be a virgin → etre 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 inconnu
Virgin Islands npl
the Virgin Islands → les iles 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, womanjungfraulich, unberuhrt; (fig) forest, landunberuhrt; freshnessrein; snowjungfraulich, unberuhrt; virgin olive oilnatives Olivenol; the Virgin Queen Konigin Elisabeth I.; to be virgin territory (for somebody)Neuland nt(fur jdn) sein

virgin

[ˈvɜːdʒɪn]
1. nvergine f
she/he is a virgin → lei/lui e 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
References in classic literature ?
1-6) Muse, sing of Artemis, sister of the Far-shooter, the virgin who delights in arrows, who was fostered with Apollo.
For in the flaxen lilies' shade It like a bank of lilies laid; Upon the roses it would feed Until its lips even seemed to bleed, And then to me 'twould boldly trip, And print those roses on my lip, But all its chief delight was still With roses thus itself to fill, And its pure virgin limbs to fold In whitest sheets of lilies cold.
The picture he looked at was a long one, with houses crowded upon a hill; in one corner a boy was holding a large map of the town; in another was a classical figure representing the river Tagus; and in the sky was the Virgin surrounded by angels.