What does victim mean?

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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. Florida State Attorney Phil Archer:

    While it clear that the officers had probable cause to arrest Mr. George Zimmerman, which was affirmed by the circuit court judge at initial appearances, the subsequent recantation by the( alleged) victim of her initial statement along with new documents provided by the victim and her attorney precludes my office from proceeding further.

  2. Philip Petursson:

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

  3. Don Felder:

    I was constantly in the studio at my home writing ideas that would later become 'Hotel California' or 'Victim of Love.

  4. J. Hawes:

    He that cannot decidedly say, "No," when tempted to evil, is on the highway to ruin. He loses the respect even of those who would tempt him, and becomes but the pliant tool and victim of their evil designs.

  5. Letetra Wideman:

    Every time you see Jacob Blake, you're going to see the Stinnette family and any other families that fall victim to police brutality.

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