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"virgin" in British English

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virginnoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɜː.dʒɪn/ us   /ˈvɝː.dʒɪn/

virginadjective

uk   /ˈvɜː.dʒɪn/ us   /ˈvɝː.dʒɪn/
  • virgin adjective (AREA/THING)

C2 A virgin forest or area of land has not yet been cultivated (= used to grow crops) or used by people: The railway is being extended into areas of virgin forest.
Virgin oil, especially olive oil, is made directly from pressing the fruit, rather than by using heat: extra virgin olive oil
[before noun] literary pure and not spoiled, especially when describing something white: a virgin sheet of paper (= one not written on)
  • virgin adjective (PERSON)

[before noun] never having had sex: a virgin bride
virginal
adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.dʒɪ.nəl/ us   /ˈvɝː.dʒɪ.nəl/
virginal innocence/modesty/purity
virginity
noun [U] uk   /vəˈdʒɪn.ə.ti/ us   /vɚˈdʒɪn.ə.t̬i/
She lost her virginity at the age of 16 to the boy next door.
(Definition of virgin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"virgin" in American English

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virginnoun [C]

us   /ˈvɜr·dʒɪn/
someone who has never had sex
virginity
noun [U] us   /vərˈdʒɪn·ɪ·t̬i/

virginadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈvɜr·dʒən/
Virgin can be used of forests and areas of land that have not yet been cultivated or used by people: a virgin forest Antarctica is virgin territory.
(Definition of virgin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “virgin”
in Korean 처녀…
in Arabic عَذراء…
in Malaysian dara…
in French vierge…
in Russian девственница…
in Chinese (Traditional) 處女, 童男, 從未有過…經歷的人…
in Italian vergine…
in Turkish bâkire…
in Polish dziewica…
in Spanish virgen…
in Vietnamese trong trắng, trinh nữ…
in Portuguese virgem…
in Thai หญิงพรหมจารี…
in German die Jungfrau…
in Catalan verge…
in Japanese 処女(の女性), 童貞(の男性)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 处女, 童男, 从未有过…经历的人…
in Indonesian perawan…
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