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Victim meaning

victim - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of.
  2. 2. A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition.
  3. 3. A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a railroad accident.
  4. 4. Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.
  5. 5. A living being sacrificed; person or thing destroyed or injured; a dupe.

victim - examples of usage

  1. He had no regret for the fact itself, and not the slightest pity for the victim. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. And the habit becomes confirmed before the victim is aware of the power over him that it has gained. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. They would storm the place, and hunt out their victim for themselves. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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