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virgin

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noun vir·gin \ˈvər-jən\

Definition of virgin

  1. 1a :  an unmarried woman devoted to religionb capitalized :  virgo

  2. 2a :  an absolutely chaste young womanb :  an unmarried girl or woman

  3. 3 capitalized :  virgin mary

  4. 4a :  a person who has not had sexual intercourseb :  a person who is inexperienced in a usually specified sphere of activity

  5. 5 :  a female animal that has never copulated

Examples of virgin in a sentence

  1. <a virgin in the world of comedy clubs, he's still learning to deal with hecklers>

Origin and Etymology of virgin

Middle English, from Anglo-French virgine, from Latin virgin-, virgo young woman, virgin


First Known Use: 13th century


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virgin

adjective vir·gin

Definition of virgin

  1. 1 :  free of impurity or stain :  unsullied

  2. 2 :  chaste

  3. 3 :  characteristic of or befitting a virgin :  modest

  4. 4 :  fresh, unspoiled; specifically :  not altered by human activity <a virgin forest>

  5. 5a (1) :  being used or worked for the first time (2) of a metal :  produced directly from ore by primary smeltingb :  initial, first

  6. 6 of a vegetable oil :  obtained from the first light pressing and without heating

  7. 7 :  containing no alcohol <a virgin daiquiri>

Examples of virgin in a sentence

  1. <virgin boys are sometimes unfairly teased>

  2. <the state's only remaining virgin forest>

14th Century

First Known Use of virgin

14th century


Virgin

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geographical name Vir·gin \ˈvər-jən\

Definition of Virgin

  1. river 200 miles (322 kilometers) long in southwestern Utah and southeastern Nevada flowing to Lake Mead



VIRGIN Defined for English Language Learners

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noun vir·gin \ˈvər-jən\

Definition of virgin for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has not had sexual intercourse

  • : a person who does not have experience in a particular activity, job, etc.


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virgin

adjective vir·gin

Definition of virgin for English Language Learners

  • : never having had sexual intercourse

  • : not changed from a natural or original condition : not affected by human activity

  • of olive oil : obtained from the first light pressing of olives


VIRGIN Defined for Kids

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virgin

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noun vir·gin \ˈvər-jən\

Definition of virgin for Students

  1. :  a person who has not had sexual intercourse


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virgin

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adjective vir·gin

Definition of virgin for Students

  1. :  not yet disturbed or changed by human activity <virgin forests>


Medical Dictionary

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virgin

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noun vir·gin \ˈvər-jən\

Medical Definition of virgin

  1. :  one who has not had sexual intercourse


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virgin

adjective vir·gin

Medical Definition of virgin

  1. :  not affected or altered by previous use or exposure (as to an antigen) :  naive <virgin B cells>



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