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virgin US English

A person who has never had sexual intercourse

virgin US Thesaurus

she remained a virgin

the Virgin in virgin US English

The mother of Jesus; the Virgin Mary

virgin comb US English

A honeycomb that has been used only once for honey and never for storing eggs

Virgin Mary US English

The mother of Jesus (see Mary).

extra virgin US English

Denoting a particularly fine grade of olive oil made from the first pressing of the olives and containing a maximum of one percent oleic acid

Vestal Virgin US English

(In ancient Rome) a virgin consecrated to Vesta and vowed to chastity, sharing the charge of maintaining the sacred fire burning on the goddess’s altar

virgin birth US English

The doctrine of Christ’s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin

virgin honey US English

Honey taken from a virgin comb, or drained from the comb without heat or pressure

virgin queen US English

An unfertilized queen bee

Virgin Islands US English

A group of Caribbean islands at the eastern end of the Greater Antilles, divided between US and British administration. The islands were settled, mainly in the 17th century, by British and Danish sugar planters. The US islands include about 50 islands; population 109,800 (est. 2009); capital, Charlotte Amalie (on St. Thomas). They were purchased from Denmark in 1917 because of their strategic position. The British islands consist of about 40 islands in the northeastern part of the group; population 24,500 (est. 2009); capital, Road Town (on Tortola)

virgin's bower US English

A North American clematis with white flowers

Blessed Virgin Mary US English

A title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus

Blessed Virgin Mary New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

title of Mary, the mother of Jesus

Mary1 US English

Mother of Jesus; known as the (Blessed) Virgin Mary, or St. Mary, or Our Lady. According to the Gospels, she was a virgin betrothed to Joseph and conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. She has been venerated by Catholic and Orthodox Churches from earliest Christian times. Feast days, January 1 (Roman Catholic Church), March 25 (Annunciation), August 15 (Assumption), September 8 (Nativity), December 8 (Immaculate Conception)

the Virgin Birth in virgin birth US English

The doctrine of Christ’s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin

the Virgin Queen in virgin queen US English

Queen Elizabeth I of England, who died unmarried

vestal virgin in Vestal Virgin US English

(In ancient Rome) a virgin consecrated to Vesta and vowed to chastity, sharing the charge of maintaining the sacred fire burning on the goddess’s altar

the (Blessed) Virgin Mary in Mary1 US English

Mother of Jesus; known as the (Blessed) Virgin Mary, or St. Mary, or Our Lady. According to the Gospels, she was a virgin betrothed to Joseph and conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. She has been venerated by Catholic and Orthodox Churches from earliest Christian times. Feast days, January 1 (Roman Catholic Church), March 25 (Annunciation), August 15 (Assumption), September 8 (Nativity), December 8 (Immaculate Conception)

the (Blessed) Virgin Mary in Mary1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, mother of Jesus; known as the (Blessed) Virgin Mary or St Mary

St. Basil's Cathedral US English

A cathedral on the south side of Red Square in Moscow, commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate his capture of Kazan from the Tartars in 1552 and built between 1555 and 1560. The official name of the cathedral is the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin, for Kazan was taken on October 1, the Orthodox feast of the Intercession of the Virgin. The more common name St. Basil’s Cathedral is from St. Basil the Blessed, a ‘holy fool’ who was buried near the site of the cathedral

Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin in St. Basil's Cathedral US English

A cathedral on the south side of Red Square in Moscow, commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate his capture of Kazan from the Tartars in 1552 and built between 1555 and 1560. The official name of the cathedral is the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin, for Kazan was taken on October 1, the Orthodox feast of the Intercession of the Virgin. The more common name St. Basil’s Cathedral is from St. Basil the Blessed, a ‘holy fool’ who was buried near the site of the cathedral