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Meaning of VIRGIN

Pronunciation:  'vurjin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22
  2. [n]  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
  3. [n]  a person who has never had sex
  4. [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"
  5. [adj]  being used or worked for the first time; "virgin wool"

VIRGIN is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
    3. Not yet pregnant; impregnant. --Milton.
  3. \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.
Computing Dictionary

Unused; pristine; in a known initial state. "Let's bring up a virgin system and see if it crashes again." (Especially useful after contracting a virus through sex.) Also, by extension, buffers and the like within a program that have not yet been used.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a virgin, symbolizes purity and potential. In particular, for a married woman to dream that she is a virgin means past regrets and remorse and a bleak future.
Easton Bible Dictionary

In a prophecy concerning our Lord, Isaiah (7:14) says, "A virgin [R.V. marg., 'the virgin'] shall conceive, and bear a son" (comp. Luke 1:31-35). The people of the land of Zidon are thus referred to by Isaiah (23:12), "O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon;" and of the people of Israel, Jeremiah (18:13) says, "The virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing."