Adjective "virgin" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A person who has never had sexual intercourse.
  1. 'But when it came to sexuality, I was the only virgin in high school.'
  2. 'In the Aztec culture avocados were considered so sexually powerful that virgins weren't allowed to have contact with them.'
  3. 'Singles were similar to partnered persons in terms of first sexual experiences, while the majority of virgins reported first sexual experiences that did not include another person.'
  4. 'Europeans will be astonished to learn that in 2000 about a fifth of American 18-to 24-year-olds claimed to be virgins on their wedding day.'
  5. 'Your situation is not unlike the girl who permits everything but the textbook definition of sexual congress so she can say she's a virgin.'
  6. 'This annoys me no end, especially considering the piles of people I know who are perfectly desirable but single or celibate or virgins because of random situations.'
  7. 'It seems that it is adults who are skittish about abstinence, not kids: almost half of the parents interviewed believe it is embarrassing for teens to admit they are virgins, yet only a quarter of teenagers think so.'
  8. 'The situation is quite a bit different from being just a sexual virgin.'
  9. 'At eclosion, adults were maintained in single sex populations for a further 10 days prior to experiments to ensure they were sexually mature virgins.'
  10. 'It is an important confirmation of HPV sexual transmission that virgins are seronegative.'
  11. 'A myth in South Africa holds that sexual intercourse with a virgin can heal a man from HIV infection.'
A person who is naive, innocent, or inexperienced in a particular context.
  1. 'But this does not entitle the party to pose as political and ethical virgins.'
  2. 'Many of you who flirted with The Velvet Underground in your late teens/early twenties, along with Velvet virgins, may shudder at the thought of yet another a Very Best Of.'
  3. 'I am no longer a virgin: I lost my couture innocence at a fashion show.'
  4. 'Political virgins coming together and finding a voice - I am already feeling more empowered and confident.'
A female insect that produces eggs without being fertilized.
  1. 'This is not surprising because females were virgins and may have been predisposed to accept any mate because they required sperm.'


Being, relating to, or appropriate for a virgin.
  1. 'In the case of a virgin bride the party went on for seven days.'
  2. 'I recognise that sometimes children can come along before the marriage but to prance about in a white dress playing the virgin bride is a bit much.'
  3. 'The chill in the air nipped at my flesh as the Temple Elder draped a clock of virgin white over my shoulders and led me to Her altar.'
  4. 'It was then that Liesel noticed the long, virgin white robes, and the cross around his neck.'
  5. 'This time she was dressed in white: a virgin princess lying caught among the cobwebs of the stars.'
  6. 'And people don't understand why I'm standing here in a virgin white race suit unable to answer whether I'm going to be racing for Jaguar next year?'
  7. 'Jeff is such a busy man, I'm impressed he made time to go all the way down to southwestern Nigeria to report on one of its most famous virgin festivals.'
  8. 'Those who know Van Eyck's whole oeuvre well tend to believe otherwise - that it was simply the fashion to wear this style of clothing and that her attire should hot preclude her from being seen as a virgin bride.'
  9. 'We both wanted to have high school sweet hearts and be young virgin brides.'
  10. 'So thank you, Tessa, I shall order a virgin cocktail and drink to you.'
Not yet used, exploited, or processed.
  1. 'The throwers at the airport will destroy the virgin surface of your case on its maiden voyage with special clawed scratching tools they reserve solely for this purpose - or at least, that's how it feels when you get it back.'
  2. 'The station was 500,000 acres of almost virgin bush set astride the magnificent Culvert River, and abandoned for 15 years.'
  3. 'Every now and then, one would hear people talk in mysterious tones about log cabins or geodesic domes on virgin land in Vermont or Montana, and the growing of organic vegetables.'
  4. 'Whitsunday Island is perhaps most notable for Whitehaven Beach, three miles of virgin white sand.'
  5. 'To check it out I did a clean install of XP and verified the exploit on a virgin image.'
  6. 'Recycling glass saves one-quarter to one-third the energy used for virgin materials.'
  7. 'European businessmen quick to exploit the virgin market, made their passage to India sailing around the Cape.'
  8. 'Count Alan saw Yorkshire as virgin land he could exploit.'
  9. 'The rapidograph doesn't merely apply ink to paper: it claws it in, scratching black lines onto the virgin white page.'
  10. 'Large tracts of virgin forest play a role in global ecology comparable to rain forests.'
  11. 'It must be woven by hand in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, in the home of the weaver, using Scottish virgin wool that has been spun and dyed also in the Hebrides.'
  12. 'It's 85 percent virgin wool, 15 percent nylon blend, with front and back yoke.'
  13. 'Crafted from a blend of virgin wool, angora and polyamide, this classic pullover features a crew neckline and ribbed hemline.'
  14. 'The Uplander is non-insulated while the Highlander uses 24-ounce Mackinaw 100 percent virgin wool for insulation.'
  15. 'This dish was worth it just for the theatre alone - the waiter pouring on the virgin olive oil with great aplomb.'
  16. 'It begins with champagne and mini pizzettes, and also features Yamba prawns, Bangalow pork and local virgin olive oil and coffee.'
  17. 'Polyphenolic compounds present in virgin olive oil also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects in cardiovascular disease.'
  18. 'We Yanks, on the other hand, are relegated to our local grocery store where we must decide between extra virgin, virgin, pure, light and pomace olive oil.'
  19. 'They also own a 15-acre olive grove and have just completed their first harvest with which they produced and bottled virgin olive oil.'
  20. 'Before our food arrived we were treated to an ‘Amuse Bouche’ of cherry tomato with mozzarella and basil with Balsamic vinegar and virgin olive oil.'
  21. 'It is sheltered effectively by blue gums and golden wattle broken by a palm tree and a peppercorn and it overlooks an olive grove, which yields a steady supply of virgin oil.'
  22. 'Finally, all oils which are not first pressed virgin olive oils have been treated by a number of chemical processes which leave them not only with a different colour and consistency but containing toxins.'
  23. 'He went for the plum tomato, buffalo mozzarella and rocket salad with Parmesan shavings, basil and virgin olive oil.'
  24. 'To make it palatable, he has used tomatoes, tamarind sauce, onions, chillies and a drop of virgin Olive oil.'
  25. 'virgin aluminium'
  26. 'I peeled back the cover and exposed the glistening nakedness of the virgin steel.'
  27. 'When the composition limits restrict the use of scrap, the product is designated as primary or virgin casting alloy ingot.'


1. a person who has never had sexual intercourse.

2. an unmarried girl or woman.

3. Ecclesiastical. an unmarried, religious woman, especially 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.

8. (initial capital letter) Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign of Virgo. adjec

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be virgin in/at/on times."

"people can be virgin at times."

"islands can be virgin."

"expresses can be virgin."

"groups can be virgin."

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Middle English: from Old French virgine, from Latin virgo, virgin-.