What does victim mean?

Definitions for victim
ˈvɪk təmvic·tim

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word victim.

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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  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. 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.

  2. Julia Reinhardt:

    There is a provision in German law that allows for crimes that affect Germans abroad -– whether perpetrator or victim -– to be also covered in trial in Germany.

  3. Polk County:

    I can’t express my gratitude enough to the two witnesses who jumped in to aid my deputy during a violent fight with a very violent man. Had they not gotten involved, this could have been much worse than it already is. I’d also like to extend our condolences to the family of the victim.

  4. Lisa McVey Noland:

    God has shown me the only way to really be free when someone bestows injustice against you is complete forgiveness, my life changed forever and for the better. I chose not to remain a victim. I chose to live.

  5. Peter Yapp:

    They'll find another victim, another way of making money, what will stop this is much higher levels of [ cyber ] security.

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