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


  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.

  2. victim(Noun)

    Anyone who is harmed by another.

  3. victim(Noun)

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

  4. victim(Noun)

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

  5. victim(Noun)

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

  6. victim(Noun)

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

  7. Origin: 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

  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

  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

  4. Victim(noun)

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

  5. Origin: [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]


  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

How to say victim in sign language?

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  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. Edith Eva Eger:

    I was victimized, but I am NOT a victim.

  2. Daniel Madrigal:

    I'm not Michael's victim, i'm a survivor.

  3. Beverlee Athens:

    I'm not going to sit back and be a victim.

  4. Stephen Breyer:

    All kinds of odd things can happen to a victim.

  5. District AttorneyMichael Hestrin:

    The 29-year-old female victim weighs 82 pounds.

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