Definitions for victimˈvɪk təm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action or agency:
a person who is deceived or cheated:
the victims of a fraudulent scheme.
a living creature sacrificed in religious rites.
Origin of victim:
1490–1500; < L victima sacrificial animal
an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
a person who is tricked or swindled
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who has suffered or died as a result of sth bad happening
the murder victim; victims of violent crime; earthquake victims; a victim of age discrimination
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
Translations for victim
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who receives ill-treatment, injury etc
a murder victim; Food is being sent to the victims of the disaster.
- vítimaPortuguese (BR)
- das OpferGerman
- offer; -offerDanish
- auka, nukentėjusysisLithuanian
- 受害人Chinese (Trad.)
- شکار، متاثرہ فردUrdu
- nạn nhânVietnamese
- 受害人Chinese (Simp.)
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