vir·gin /ˈvɝʤən/ 名詞
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]
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. Zool. Any one of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
5. Zool. 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 Jesus Christ.
Virgin's bower Bot., a name given to several climbing plants of the genus Clematis, as Clematis Vitalba of Europe, and Clematis Virginiana of North America.
1. Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin blush. “Virgin shame.”
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.”
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.
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].”
adj 1: being used or worked for the first time; "virgin wool"
2: 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" [syn: pure, vestal, virginal,
n 1: a person who has never had sex
2: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
3: the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from
about August 23 to September 22 [syn: Virgo, Virgo the
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