|1.||a person, esp a woman, who has never had sexual intercourse|
|2.||an unmarried woman who has taken a religious vow of chastity in order to dedicate herself totally to God|
|3.||any female animal that has never mated|
|4.||a female insect that produces offspring by parthenogenesis|
|5.||a person who is new to or inexperienced in a specified field: a political virgin|
|6.||of, relating to, resembling, suitable for, or characteristic of a virgin or virgins; chaste|
|7.||pure and natural, uncorrupted, unsullied, or untouched: virgin purity|
|8.||not yet cultivated, explored, exploited, etc, by man: virgin territories|
|9.||being the first or happening for the first time|
|10.||(of vegetable oils) obtained directly by the first pressing of fruits, leaves, or seeds of plants without applying heat|
|11.||(of a metal) made from an ore rather than from scrap|
|12.||occurring naturally in a pure and uncombined form: virgin silver|
|13.||physics (of a neutron) not having experienced a collision|
|[C13: from Old French virgine, from Latin virgō virgin]|
|1.||the Virgin See Virgin Mary|
|2.||a statue or other artistic representation of the Virgin Mary|
Distraught pretty girl: "I've lost my virginity!"
Benny Hill: "Do you still have the box it came in?"
virgin vir·gin (vûr'jĭn)
A person who has not experienced sexual intercourse.
In a prophecy concerning our Lord, Isaiah (7:14) says, "A virgin [R.V. marg., 'the virgin'] shall conceive, and bear a son" (comp. Luke 1:31-35). The people of the land of Zidon are thus referred to by Isaiah (23:12), "O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon;" and of the people of Israel, Jeremiah (18:13) says, "The virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing."