Virginity

  • 1 Virginity — • Morally, virginity signifies the reverence for bodily integrity which is suggested by a virtuous motive Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Virginity     Virginity      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Virginity — Vir*gin i*ty, n. [OE. virgintee, F. virginit[ e], L. virginitas.] 1. The quality or state of being a virgin; undefiled purity or chastity; maidenhood. [1913 Webster] 2. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 virginity — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. virginite, from L. virginitatem (nom. virginitas), from virgo (see VIRGIN (Cf. virgin)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 virginity — [n] celibacy, chastity abstinence, chasteness, cleanness, continence, honor, immaculacy, innocence, integrity, maidenhood, purity, restraint, sinlessness, spotlessness, virtue; concept 633 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 virginity — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being a virgin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 virginity — [vər jin′ə tē] n. [ME virginite < OFr virginité < L virginitas] 1. the state or fact of being a virgin; maidenhood, spinsterhood, etc. 2. the state of being virgin, pure, clean, untouched, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Virginity — Virgin and Maiden redirect here. For other uses, see Virgin (disambiguation) and Maiden (disambiguation). Invocation by Frederick Leighton White has traditionally been associated with ritual purity, innocence and virginity. Virginity refers to… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 virginity — noun VERB + VIRGINITY ▪ lose ▪ take, take away (both literary) ▪ the man who had taken her virginity …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 virginity — noun (U) the condition of never having had sex: lose your virginity (=have sex for the first time): She was 17 when she lost her virginity compare chastity …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 virginity — vir|gin|i|ty [və:ˈdʒınıti US və:r ] n [U] the condition of never having had sex lose your virginity (=have sex for the first time) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 virginity — vir|gin|i|ty [ vər dʒınəti ] noun singular the state of being a VIRGIN. When you lose your virginity, you have sex for the first time …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 virginity — UK [və(r)ˈdʒɪnətɪ] / US [vərˈdʒɪnətɪ] noun [singular] the state of being a virgin. When you lose your virginity, you have sex for the first time …

    English dictionary

  • 13 virginity — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being virgin; especially maidenhood 2. the unmarried life ; celibacy, spinsterhood …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 virginity — /veuhr jin i tee/, n. 1. the state or condition of being a virgin. 2. the state or condition of being pure, fresh, or unused. 3. Informal. any naive, uninitiated, or uninformed state. [1250 1300; ME virginite < AF, OF < L virginitas. See VIRGIN,… …

    Universalium

  • 15 virginity — noun The state of being a virgin. Syn: maidenhood, maidenhead …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 virginity — The virgin state. [L. virginitas] * * * vir·gin·i·ty (.)vər jin ət ē n, pl ties the quality or state of being a virgin * * * vir·gin·i·ty (vir jinґĭ te) [L. virginitas] the condition of being a virgin …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 virginity — Synonyms and related words: Platonic love, abstinence, artlessness, bachelordom, bachelorhood, bachelorism, bachelorship, berry, brand newness, callowness, celibacy, chasteness, chastity, continence, continency, dewiness, freshness, gloss of… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 virginity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. maidenhood, girlhood, spinsterhood, celibacy; see chastity , virtue 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. chastity, celibacy, purity, maidenhood, innocence, virtue, modesty, continence, abstinence. A frozen asset. Clare… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 virginity — vir·gin·i·ty || vÉ™(r) dʒɪnÉ™tɪ n. condition of being a virgin, condition of not having had sexual intercourse; purity …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 virginity — noun 1》 the state of being a virgin. 2》 the state of being innocent or inexperienced in a particular context …

    English new terms dictionary