Origin of virgin
Synonyms for virgin
Antonyms for virgin
Related Words for virginvirginal, stainless, vestal, celibate, maiden, chaste, pure, undefiled, unsullied
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Contemporary Examples of virgin
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It has now been revealed that Princess Beatrice will not be among those who will ultimately voyage with Virgin Galactic.
Her long-term boyfriend Dave Clark is head of ‘astronaut relations’ for Virgin Galactic.
Historical Examples of virgin
Her girlhood had in it a certain dignity as of a virgin priestess or sibyl.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Afterwards came the canticle: "In thy help, Virgin, do I put my trust."
She had beheld the Virgin, she was the chosen one, the martyr.
His voice, full of tenderness and strength, was said to be appreciated by the Virgin.
Since he had been set down there his eyes had not strayed from the statue of the Virgin.
adjective (usually prenominal)
Word Origin for virgin
c.1200, "unmarried or chaste woman noted for religious piety and having a position of reverence in the Church," from Old French virgine, from Latin virginem (nominative virgo) "maiden, unwedded girl or woman," also an adj., "fresh, unused," probably related to virga "young shoot." For sense evolution, cf. Greek talis "a marriageable girl," cognate with Latin talea "rod, stick, bar." Meaning "young woman in a state of inviolate chastity" is recorded from c.1300. Also applied since early 14c. to a chaste man. Meaning "naive or inexperienced person" is attested from 1953. The adj. is recorded from 1550s in the literal sense; figurative sense of "pure, untainted" is attested from c.1300.
Distraught pretty girl: "I've lost my virginity!"
Benny Hill: "Do you still have the box it came in?"