Definitions for: Virgin


[n] the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22
[n] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
[n] a person who has never had sex
[adj] in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
[adj] being used or worked for the first time; "virgin wool"



Webster (1913) Definition: Vir"gin, n. [L. virgo, -inis: cf. OF. virgine, virgene,
virge, vierge, F. vierge.]
1. A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid.

2. A person of the male sex who has not known sexual
indulgence. [Archaic] --Wyclif.

These are they which were not defiled with women;
for they are virgins. --Rev. xiv. 4.

He his flesh hath overcome; He was a virgin, as he
said. --Gower.

3. (Astron.) See Virgo.

4. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of gossamer-winged
butterflies of the family Lyc[ae]nid[ae].

5. (Zo["o]l.) A female insect producing eggs from which young
are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a
male; a parthenogenetic insect.

The Virgin, or The Blessed Virgin, the Virgin Mary, the
Mother of our Lord.

Virgin's bower (Bot.), a name given to several climbing
plants of the genus Clematis, as C. Vitalba of Europe,
and C. Virginiana of North America.


Vir"gin, a.
1. Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin;
becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty;
as, a virgin blush. ``Virgin shame.'' --Cowley.

Innocence and virgin modesty . . . That would be
wooed, and unsought be won. --Milton.

2. Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil;
virgin gold. ``Virgin Dutch.'' --G. W. Cable.

The white cold virgin snow upon my heart. --Shak.

A few ounces of mutton, with a little virgin oil.
--Landor.

3. Not yet pregnant; impregnant. --Milton.


Vir"gin, v. i.
To act the virgin; to be or keep chaste; -- followed by it.
See It, 5. [Obs.] ``My true lip hath virgined it e'er since
[that kiss].'' --Shak.

Synonyms: chaste, new, pure, vestal, virginal, Virgo, Virgo, Virgo the Virgin, virtuous

See Also: house, human, individual, inexperienced person, innocent, mansion, mortal, person, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign

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