[ vur-jin ]
/ ˈvɜr dʒɪn /
a person who has never had sexual intercourse.
an unmarried girl or woman.
Ecclesiastical. an unmarried, religious woman, especially a saint.
the Virgin, Mary, the mother of Christ.
Informal. any person who is uninitiated, uninformed, or the like: He's still a virgin as far as hard work is concerned.
a female animal that has never copulated.
an unfertilized insect.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign of Virgo.
being a virgin: a virgin martyr.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a virgin: virgin modesty.
pure; unsullied; undefiled: virgin snow.
first: the senator's virgin speech.
without admixture, alloy, or modification: virgin gold.
not previously exploited, cultivated, tapped, or used: virgin timberlands; virgin wool.
without experience of; not previously exposed to: a mind virgin to such sorrows.
Informal. being a mixed drink resembling a specific cocktail but made without any alcoholic ingredient: a virgin piña colada.
Zoology. not fertilized.
(of a metal) made directly from ore by smelting, rather than from scrap.
noting the oil obtained, as from olives, by the first pressing without the application of heat.
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Origin of virgin
1150–1200; Middle English virgine < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin virgin-, stem of virgō maiden, virgin
SYNONYMS FOR virgin
ANTONYMS FOR virgin
13 mixed, adulterated.
OTHER WORDS FROM virginun·vir·gin, adjective
Words nearby virgin
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British Dictionary definitions for un-virgin (1 of 3)
/ (ˈvɜːdʒɪn) /
a person, esp a woman, who has never had sexual intercourse
an unmarried woman who has taken a religious vow of chastity in order to dedicate herself totally to God
any female animal that has never mated
a female insect that produces offspring by parthenogenesis
a person who is new to or inexperienced in a specified fielda political virgin
adjective (usually prenominal)
of, relating to, resembling, suitable for, or characteristic of a virgin or virgins; chaste
pure and natural, uncorrupted, unsullied, or untouchedvirgin purity
not yet cultivated, explored, exploited, etc, by manvirgin territories
being the first or happening for the first time
(of vegetable oils) obtained directly by the first pressing of fruits, leaves, or seeds of plants without applying heat
(of a metal) made from an ore rather than from scrap
occurring naturally in a pure and uncombined formvirgin silver
physics (of a neutron) not having experienced a collision
Word Origin for virgin
C13: from Old French virgine, from Latin virgō virgin
British Dictionary definitions for un-virgin (2 of 3)
/ (ˈvɜːdʒɪn) /
the Virgin See Virgin Mary
a statue or other artistic representation of the Virgin Mary
British Dictionary definitions for un-virgin (3 of 3)
/ (ˈvɜːdʒɪn) /
the Virgin the constellation Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac
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Medical definitions for un-virgin
[ vûr′jĭn ]
A person who has not experienced sexual intercourse.
Other words from virginvir′gin•al (-jə-nəl) adj.
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