What does Virgin mean?

Definitions for Virgin
ˈvɜr dʒɪnvir·gin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virginnoun

    a person who has never had sex

  2. Virgo, Virginnoun

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo

  3. Virgo, Virgo the Virgin, Virginadjective

    the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22

  4. virginadjective

    being used or worked for the first time

    "virgin wool"

  5. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuousadjective

    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"


  1. virginnoun

    A person who has never had sexual intercourse, or sometimes, one who has never engaged in any sexual activity at all.

    I've always wanted to sleep with a virgin but I don't see it happening.

  2. virginnoun

    Preceded by a noun, a person who has never used or experienced what is denoted by the noun.

    I've never used Google before uE000121537uE001 you could say I'm a Google virgin.

  3. virginadjective

    In a state of virginity; chaste, not having had sexual intercourse.

  4. virginadjective

    Of a physical object, untouched.

    virgin forest

  5. virginadjective

    Of olive oil, obtained by mechanical means, so that the oil is not altered.

  6. virginadjective

    Of mixed drinks, not containing alcohol.

    a virgin daiquiri

  7. Virginnoun

    Mary, the mother of Jesus.

  8. Virginnoun

    The common name for the constellation Virgo and another name for the star sign Virgo.

  9. Virginnoun

    A conglomeration of various businesses founded by Richard Branson (Officially the "Virgin Group", but often dubbed the "Virgin Empire").

  10. Etymology: From virgine, from virginem (nominative: virgo).


  1. Virgin

    Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse. The term virgin originally only referred to sexually inexperienced women, but has evolved to encompass a range of definitions, as found in traditional, modern and ethical concepts. Heterosexual individuals may or may not consider loss of virginity to occur only through penile-vaginal penetration, while people of other sexual orientations often include oral sex, anal sex, or mutual masturbation in their definitions of losing one's virginity.There are cultural and religious traditions that place special value and significance on this state, predominantly towards unmarried females, associated with notions of personal purity, honor, and worth. Like chastity, the concept of virginity has traditionally involved sexual abstinence. The concept of virginity usually involves moral or religious issues and can have consequences in terms of social status and in interpersonal relationships. Although virginity has social implications and had significant legal implications in some societies in the past, it has no legal consequences in most societies today. The social implications of virginity still remain in many societies and can have varying effects on an individual's social agency.


  1. virgin

    A person who has not engaged in sexual activity with another person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virginnoun

    a woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid

  2. Virginnoun

    a person of the male sex who has not known sexual indulgence

  3. Virginnoun

    see Virgo

  4. Virginnoun

    any one of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

  5. Virginnoun

    a female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect

  6. Virginadjective

    being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin blush

  7. Virginadjective

    pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil; virgin gold

  8. Virginadjective

    not yet pregnant; impregnant

  9. Virginverb

    to act the virgin; to be or keep chaste; -- followed by it. See It, 5

  10. Etymology: [L. virgo, -inis: cf. OF. virgine, virgene, virge, vierge, F. vierge.]


  1. Virgin

    Virgin was a Polish pop rock band created in 2000 that officially disbanded in 2007. Its lead singer was Dorota Rabczewska.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Virgin

    vėr′jin, n. a maiden: a woman who has had no sexual intercourse with man: one devoted to virginity: a madonna, a figure of the Virgin: a person of either sex who has not known sexual intercourse: any female animal that has not copulated: a parthenogenetic insect: (astron.) Virgo, one of the signs of the zodiac.—adj. becoming a maiden: maidenly: pure: chaste: undefiled: fresh, new: parthenogenetic.—v.i. (Shak.) to continue chaste.—adj. Vir′ginal, maidenly: (zool.) parthenogenetic.—n. Virginā′le, a book of prayers and hymns to the Virgin Mary.—adj. Vir′gin-born, born of the Virgin, of Jesus Christ: (zool.) born by internal gemmation without impregnation.—ns. Virgin′ity, Vir′ginhood, the state of a virgin; Vir′gin-knot (Shak.), maidenly chastity, in reference to the unloosing of the girdles of Greek and Roman maidens on marriage.—adj. Vir′ginly, pure.—adv. chastely.—ns. Vir′gin's-bow′er, a species of clematis, hedge-vine; Vir′gin-wor′ship, adoration of the Virgin Mary; Vir′go, the Virgin, in the zodiac.—Virgin birth, generation, parthenogenesis; Virgin clay, in pottery, &c., clay which has never been fired.—The Virgin, The Blessed Virgin, the Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ. [O, Fr.,—L. virgo, virginis.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. virgin

    Unused; pristine; in a known initial state. “Let's bring up a virgin system and see if it crashes again.” (Esp.: useful after contracting a virus through SEX.) Also, by extension, buffers and the like within a program that have not yet been used.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Virgin is ranked #13203 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Virgin surname appeared 2,315 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Virgin.

    75.4% or 1,747 total occurrences were White.
    13.2% or 307 total occurrences were Black.
    8% or 187 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 50 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 15 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Virgin' in Nouns Frequency: #2180

Anagrams for Virgin »

  1. Irving

  2. riving

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Virgin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Virgin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Virgin in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    A virgin woman has saved France as a virgin man has saved all mankind. (Une pucelle a sauvé la France, - Comme Un puceau a sauvé tous les hommes.)

  2. Bob Goodlatte:

    Citizens deserve a clear answer on how the government of the Virgin Islands intends to implement this and any future emergency executive orders that may impact their constitutional right to bear arms and defend themselves in an emergency.

  3. Margaret "Stevie" Smith:

    If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said "No."

  4. Lillian Carter, mother of Jimmy and Billy:

    Sometimes when I look at my children I say to myself, "Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin."

  5. Joanna Wojdy?o:

    There’s also a very interesting collection of 39 Virgin Mary pictures, each with detailed description of the family it belonged to and to which country they had emigrated to.

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