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ˈvɪk təmvic·tim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. victimnoun

    an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

  2. victim, dupenoun

    a person who is tricked or swindled

Wiktionary

  1. victimnoun

    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. victimnoun

    Anyone who is harmed by another.

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

  3. victimnoun

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

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

  4. victimnoun

    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. victimnoun

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

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

  6. victimnoun

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

    Etymology: from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Victimnoun

    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. Victimnoun

    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. Victimnoun

    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. Victimnoun

    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.]

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    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. Naledi Pandor:

    It is their right to make that choice and this is recognized worldwide, it can't be that I'm a victim of sexual violence and I cannot make a choice as to my body and my reproductive rights.

  2. Jon Vaughn:

    So Board of Regents, so the University of Michigan — say my name, because the time is now for all of you who have been abused here to speak up for justice. We speak because every victim matters. I am not John Doe. I am Jon Vaughn.

  3. Fitch Ratings analysts:

    Apple could be another victim of the US-China trade war and its market-share loss may accelerate in the Chinese market.

  4. Judge Leach:

    In these circumstances, the accused must have foreseen and, therefore, did foresee that whoever was behind the toilet door might die but reconciled himself to that even occurring and gambled with that person's life, the identity of his victim is irrelevant to his guilt.

  5. Auburn Volkswagen owner Matthew Welch:

    The real victim is the real [cancer] survivors out there who are really going through the treatment.

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