/verr"jin/, n.1. a person who has never had sexual intercourse.2. an unmarried girl or woman.3. Eccles. an unmarried, religious woman, esp. a saint.4. the Virgin, Mary, the mother of Christ.5. Informal. any person who is uninitiated, uninformed, or the like: He's still a virgin as far as hard work is concerned.6. a female animal that has never copulated.7. an unfertilized insect.adj.9. being a virgin: a virgin martyr.10. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a virgin: virgin modesty.11. pure; unsullied; undefiled: virgin snow.12. first: the senator's virgin speech.13. without admixture, alloy, or modification: virgin gold.14. not previously exploited, cultivated, tapped, or used: virgin timberlands; virgin wool.15. without experience of; not previously exposed to: a mind virgin to such sorrows.16. Informal. being a mixed drink resembling a specific cocktail but made without any alcoholic ingredient: a virgin piña colada.17. Zool. not fertilized.18. (of a metal) made directly from ore by smelting, rather than from scrap.19. noting the oil obtained, as from olives, by the first pressing without the application of heat.[1150-1200; ME virgine < AF, OF < L virgin-, s. of virgo maiden, virgin]Syn. 2. maid, maiden. 11. chaste, unpolluted. 13. unalloyed, unadulterated. 14. fresh, new.Ant. 11. defiled. 13. mixed, adulterated.
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