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Definition of the noun virginity

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noun - plural: virginities

  1. the condition or quality of being a virgin
    • examples: Girls are losing their virginity earlier and earlier. | Shougongsha is an old Chinese technique to test woman's virginity. | I would rather die than relinquish my virginity before marriage
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: condition / status = a state at a particular time
    • attribute: chaste = morally pure


  1. "Virginity" is a 2008 film directed by Vitaly Mansky.
  2. "Virginity" is a 1995 short film written and directed by Loren Marsh.


Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse. There are cultural and religious traditions which place special value and significance on this state, especially in the case of unmarried females, associated with notions of personal purity, honor and worth.

  • also known as Virgin

Phrases with Virginity

  1. Other Virginity
  2. Lose One's Virginity

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Virginity

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Google previewTeen Film (2011)

A Critical Introduction by Catherine Driscoll

Virginity is a complex conjunction of social, cultural, and psychological limits. It does not mean the absence of sexual activity so...

Google previewGift and the Unity of Being (2013)

by Antonio Lopez

Virginity is the sacrificial, complete gift of self.

The total gift of self to God for man is called virginity.

Virginity is that way in which everything is sacrificed, all the objects of man's thirst and desire are sacrificed (in the way just explained, not in ...

Google previewThe British Magazine (1840)

by Hugh James Rose, Samuel Roffey Maitland

Again, " Consider the excellency of virgins, ' Virgo ccelum meruit,' marriage replenishes the earth,'but virginity paradise ; Elias, Eliseus, John Baptist were bachelors : virginity is a precious jewel, a fair garland, a never-fading flower ; for why ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Catholicism (2012)

by William J. Collinge

Virginity is a sign of an allencompassing love of God and, in some cases, of a complete availability to the service of others. It is also an eschatological sign...

Google previewThe British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and Ecclesiastical Information, Parochial History, and Documents Respecting the State of the Poor, Progress of Education, Etc (1840)

by Hugh James Rose, Samuel Roffey Maitland

Again, "Consider the excellency of virgins, ' Virgo coelum meruit,' marriage replenishes the earth, but virginity paradise ; Elias, Eliseus, John Baptist were bachelors : virginity is a precious jewel, a fair garland, a never-fading flower ; for why ...

Google previewPastoral Ministry (2011)

by Dag Heward-Mills

Virginity is a Sign of purity. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God." It is the pure in heart who end up seeing the anointing and the power of the Holy Spirit. Virginity is a sign of purity that is not easy to see. The kind of purity that is ...

Google previewMarriage and Virginity (1996)

by Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Virginity Is an Anticipation of Heavenly Immortality 13. All these ...

Google previewTransformations of Urban and Suburban Landscapes (2002)

Perspectives from Philosophy, Geography, and Architecture by Gary Backhaus, John Murungi

A virgin land is still a cultured land since virginity is a cultural phenomenon. Nothing is inherently virgin. Virginity is a contingent patina of meaning that is placed on what is inherently without meaning. It is only by an act of violence that what is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures (2003)

Family, Body, Sexuality And Health by Suad Joseph, Afsāna Naǧmābādī

Arab States Female virginity and chastity are deemed significant in all societies to varying degrees, yet as cultural ideals they have been conflated with Arab and Muslim cultures through popular depictions in the Western media. The highly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics (2003)

A Compilation of Jewish Medical Law on All Topics of Medical Interest ... by Avraham Steinberg, Fred Rosner

in the Bible is a woman who has never cohabited with a man and whose tokens of virginity remain intact.1 There is a difference between the virginity of a woman in ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

Boisclair See also VIRGINITY OF MARY (BIBLICAL THEOLOGY). VIRGIN BIRTH The virgin birth is a traditional teaching that proposes the conception and birth of Jesus to occur through the influence of the Holy Spirit without sexual ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medicine in the Bible and the Talmud (2000)

by Fred Rosner

Virginity Visiting the Sick. drink strong vinegar. One should not drink vinegar prior to bloodletting, nor after fasting (Abodah Zarah 29a). Vinegar may be harmful to the teeth (Proverbs 10:26) but it is good for toothache (Betzah 18b; ...

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Quotes about Virginity

It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue. (Voltaire)
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Scrabble value of V4I1R1G2I1N1I1T1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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