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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. Geoffrey Berman:

    Ray put a knife to one male victims throat, brandished a knife and threatened to dismember another male victim, grabbed a third male victim around the neck until he passed out, slapped a female victim and grabbed another female victim by her head before shoving her to the ground, after enduring Rays abuse, seven of his victims falsely confessed to having harmed or attempted to harm Ray. Ray, who sometimes recorded these false confessions, then used these false confessions to extort money from his victims.

  2. Paul Callan:

    Cop shooting cases are always highly controversial and there is an awareness that the omission of any evidence may subject the prosecutor to future public criticism by either the family of the victim or by the police officers involved.

  3. Yale University:

    The Department of Justice believes that Yale has been the victim of a crime perpetrated by its former women's soccer coach.

  4. Camille Paglia:

    The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men but rather their conqueror, an outlaw who controls the sexual channel between nature and culture.

  5. The PPB statement:

    During that confrontation a person allegedly fired a gun, anyone who was a victim of a crime is encouraged to call police to report the crime.

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