an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
a person who is tricked or swindled
A living creature which is slain and offered as human or animal sacrifice, usually in a religious rite; by extension, the transfigurated body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
Anyone who is harmed by another.
An aggrieved or disadvantaged party in a crime (e.g. swindle.)
A person who suffers any other injury, loss, or damage as a result of a voluntary undertaking.
An unfortunate person who suffers from a disaster or other adverse circumstance.
Narratology. A character who is conquered or manipulated by a villain.
Origin: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal
a living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of
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
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
hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull
Origin: [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]
Victim is a British drama film directed by Basil Dearden, starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. It is notable in film history for being the first English language film to use the word "homosexual". The world premiere was at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square on 31 August 1961. On its release in the United Kingdom it proved highly controversial and was initially banned in the United States.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vik′tim, n. a living being offered as a sacrifice: some thing or person destroyed in the pursuit of an object: a person suffering injury: a dupe.—n. Victimīsā′tion.—v.t. Vic′timīse, to make a victim of: to cheat.—n. Vic′timīser, a swindler. [Fr.,—L. victima, a beast for sacrifice, adorned with the fillet—vincīre, to bind.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'victim' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2562
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'victim' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4685
Rank popularity for the word 'victim' in Nouns Frequency: #682
The numerical value of victim in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of victim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The idea that we would punish a victim for being a victim is reprehensible.
For me, the victim is only personal, the humanity - that is the victim (of) this situation.
Witnesses said the suspect punched the victim in the face and the victim fell backwards, unconscious.
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
When we pose as a victim, we quickly filed our patent of victim. (Quand en victime, on se pose, - Son brevet, vite, on dépose.)
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Translations for victim
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ضحية, أضحية, Arabic
- ахвя́ра, пацярпе́лы, жэ́ртваBelarusian
- víctimaCatalan, Valencian
- offer, slagteofferDanish
- ìobairteachScottish Gaelic
- viktimHaitian Creole
- 被災者, 生贄, 犠牲Japanese
- marurenga, oriMāori
- ofiara, poszkodowana, poszkodowanyPolish
- vítima, sacrifícioPortuguese
- же́ртва, пострада́вший, потерпе́вшийRussian
- žrtva, жртваSerbo-Croatian
- же́ртва, потерпі́лийUkrainian
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