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virgin

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noun vir·gin \ˈvər-jən\

Definition of virgin

  1. 1a :  a person who has not had sexual intercourseb :  a person who is inexperienced in a usually specified sphere of activity

  2. 2a :  an unmarried woman devoted to religionb capitalized :  virgo

  3. 3a :  an absolutely chaste young womanb :  an unmarried girl or woman

  4. 4 capitalized :  virgin mary

  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

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Origin and Etymology of virgin

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


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virgin

adjective vir·gin

Definition of virgin

  1. 1 :  chaste

  2. 2 :  fresh, unspoiled; specifically :  not altered by human activity a virgin forest

  3. 3 of a vegetable oil :  obtained from the first light pressing and without heating

  4. 4a (1) :  being used or worked for the first time virgin lumber — see also virgin wool (2) of a metal :  produced directly from ore by primary smeltingb :  initial, first

  5. 5 :  containing no alcohol a virgin daiquiri

  6. 6 :  free of impurity or stain :  unsullied

  7. 7 :  characteristic of or befitting a virgin :  modest

Examples of virgin in a Sentence

  1. virgin boys are sometimes unfairly teased

  2. the state's only remaining virgin forest

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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

virgin

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noun

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.

virgin

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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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