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ˈvɪk təmvic·tim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. victim(noun)

    an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

  2. victim, dupe(noun)

    a person who is tricked or swindled

Wiktionary

  1. victim(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

  2. victim(Noun)

    Anyone who is harmed by another.

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

  3. victim(Noun)

    An aggrieved or disadvantaged party in a crime (e.g. swindle.)

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

  4. victim(Noun)

    A person who suffers any other injury, loss, or damage as a result of a voluntary undertaking.

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

  5. victim(Noun)

    An unfortunate person who suffers from a disaster or other adverse circumstance.

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

  6. victim(Noun)

    Narratology. A character who is conquered or manipulated by a villain.

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Victim(noun)

    a living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of

    Etymology: [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]

  2. Victim(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]

  3. Victim(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]

  4. Victim(noun)

    hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull

    Etymology: [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]

Freebase

  1. Victim

    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

  1. Victim

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'victim' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2562

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'victim' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4685

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'victim' in Nouns Frequency: #682

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of victim in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of victim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of victim in a Sentence

  1. Sun Tzu:

    The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.

  2. Jean Mathieu:

    With terraces we fall victim to bad weather. If it's raining we cannot work any more, or maybe at 50 to 30 percent.

  3. Todd Spitzer:

    We as a community spoke on behalf of the victim today, the 3-year-old child, if it was a stranger, the mom would have thrown the book at the guy. The family cares about the perpetrator. It's a family member.

  4. Philip Petursson:

    Canada's a victim of the rest of the world ... Certainly oil hitting new lows is not good for our market.

  5. Stephen Fowler:

    I may be Stephen Fowler, but today I'm standing here as the father of a murder victim. We are just distraught, this has really torn two families apart, it's a love story that's ended tragically, it really is -- it's the worst ever love story because we now have two young people who had everything ahead of them, tragically murdered.

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