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Meaning of VICTIM

Pronunciation:  'viktim

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
  2. [n]  a person who is tricked or swindled

VICTIM is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: dupe
 See Also: butt, casualty, chump, easy mark, fair game, fall guy, fool, goat, gull, human, hunted person, individual, injured party, lamb, laughingstock, mark, martyr, mortal, mug, muggee, murderee, patsy, person, poor devil, prey, quarry, scapegoat, schlemiel, shlemiel, sitting duck, soft touch, somebody, someone, soul, stooge, sucker, sufferer, target, unfortunate, unfortunate person, whipping boy, wretch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Vic"tim\, n. [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]
1. A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the
   performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or
   made an offering of.

         Led like a victim, to my death I'll go. --Dryden.

2. A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit
   of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a
   victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition.

3. A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering
   grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from
   accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a
   railroad accident.

4. Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a victim, forewarns that you will be oppressed and overpowered by your enemies. Such dreams suggest that you feeling powerless and helpless in a situation in your waking life. Dreaming that you victimize others, foretells wealth via dishonorable means.