Definitions for virtueˈvɜr tʃu
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
conformity of one's life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; moral excellence; rectitude.
a particular moral excellence.
to lose one's virtue.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a good or admirable quality or property.
effective force; power or potency.
virtues, an order of angels.
Ref: Compare angel (def. 1). 1 1
manly excellence; valor.
Idioms for virtue:
by or in virtue of, by reason of; because of.
make a virtue of necessity, to make the best of a difficult or unsatisfactory situation.
* Syn: See goodness.
Origin of virtue:
1175–1225; vertu < OF < L virtūtem, acc. of virtūs desirable male qualities, worth, virtue =vir man (seen virile ) +-tūs abstract n. suffix
virtue, virtuousness, moral excellence(noun)
the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
any admirable quality or attribute
"work of great merit"
virtue, chastity, sexual morality(noun)
morality with respect to sexual relations
a particular moral excellence
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an advantage or useful feature
the virtues and benefits of Internet shopping
a good quality in sb's character
Modesty is not one of his virtues.
behavior that is morally good
a woman's virtue
The inherent power of a god, or other supernatural being.
The inherent power or efficacy of something .
Accordance with moral principles; conformity of behaviour or thought with the strictures of morality; good moral conduct.
A particular manifestation of moral excellence in a person; an admirable quality.
Specifically, each of several qualities held to be particularly important, including the four cardinal virtues, the three theological virtues, or the seven virtues opposed to the seven deadly sins.
An inherently advantageous or excellent quality of something or someone; a favourable point, an advantage.
A creature embodying divine power, specifically one of the orders of heavenly beings, traditionally ranked above angels and below archangels.
Specifically, moral conduct in sexual behaviour, especially of women; chastity.
Origin: vertu, from vertu, vertu, from virtus, from vir; see virile.
manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor
active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine
energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance
excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth
specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty
a particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc
specifically: Chastity; purity; especially, the chastity of women; virginity
one of the orders of the celestial hierarchy
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A quality oftentimes associated with intelligence, but rarely with beauty.
Translations for virtue
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a good moral quality
Honesty is a virtue.
- virtudePortuguese (BR)
- die TugendGerman
- προτέρημα, αρετήGreek
- הִתנַהֲגוּת מוּסָרִיתHebrew
- नैतिक गुणHindi
- sifat baikMalay
- ښيګڼه، ښه والى، فضيلت، تقوى، غوره والى، ښه چلند، پاك لمني: سپيڅلتيا: اغيزه: ميړانه، زړه ور توبPashto
- erdem, faziletTurkish
- 美德Chinese (Trad.)
- цнотливість, невинністьUkrainian
- đức hạnhVietnamese
- 美德Chinese (Simp.)
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