Definition of “virtue” - English Dictionary

“virtue” in British English

See all translations

virtuenoun

uk /ˈvɜː.tʃuː/ us /ˈvɝː.tʃuː/

(Definition of “virtue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“virtue” in American English

See all translations

virtuenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈvɜr·tʃu/

virtue noun [ C/U ] (GOODNESS)

a good moral quality in a person, or the general quality of goodness in a person:

[ C ] Patience is a virtue.

virtue noun [ C/U ] (ADVANTAGE)

an advantage or benefit:

[ C ] Caution is a useful virtue.

(Definition of “virtue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)