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virgin - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'virgin' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Virgin [ a.]
- Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin blush.
- Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil; virgin gold.
- Not yet pregnant; impregnant.
2 . Virgin [ n.]
- A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid.
- A person of the male sex who has not known sexual indulgence.
- See Virgo.
- Any one of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
- A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect.
3 . Virgin [ v. i.]
- To act the virgin; to be or keep chaste; -- followed by it. See It, 5.

Meaning of 'virgin' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . virgin [ s]
Meaning (1):
- in a state of sexual virginity
Example in sentence:
  • a spinster or virgin lady;
  • men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal;
  • pure and vestal modesty
Meaning (2):
- being used or worked for the first time
Example in sentence:
  • virgin wool