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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 previewThe Great Commentary of Cornelius À Lapide: I Corinthians (1908)

by Cornelius Cornelii a Lapide, William Frederick Geikie-Cobb

But virginity does bridle it more, nay, it wholly bridles concupiscence, whereas marriage gives it play ; therefore virginity is a greater good, and more pleasing to God, and better than matrimony. This the Apostle teaches us expressly in ver.

Google previewThe Great Commentary of Cornelius À Lapide (1896)

by Cornelius Cornelii a Lapide

But virginity does bridle it more, nay, it wholly bridles concupiscence, whereas marriage gives it play; therefore virginity is a greater good, and more pleasing to God, and better than matrimony. This the Apostle teaches us expressly in ver.

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 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 previewThe Anatomy of Melancholy (1837)

What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms, Prognostics, and Several Cures of It. In Three Partitions: with Their Several Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up by Robert Burton

Consider the excellency of virgins, 3 Virgo coelum meruit, marriage replenishes the earth, but virginity Paradise ; Elias, Eliseus, John Baptist were bachelors ; Virginity is a pretious jewell, a fair garland, a never fading flowre ; 3 for why was ...

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; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Catholicism (2012)

by William J. Collinge

Virginity is a sign of an allencompassing love of God and, ...

Google previewCatholic Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Scott Hahn

VIRGIN BIRTH Virginity for the sake of the Kingdom is rooted in the recognition of Christ as the center of Christian life. Our bond with him takes precedence over all other bonds, including those of the family. The Church recognizes that from the ...

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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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