n.1.Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor.
Built too strong
For force or virtue ever to expugn.
- Chapman.
2.Active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine.
The virtue of his midnight agony.
- Keble.
3.Energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance.
4.Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth.
I made virtue of necessity.
- Chaucer.
5.Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty.
Virtue only makes our bliss below.
- Pope.
6.A particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc.
7.Specifically: Chastity; purity; especially, the chastity of women; virginity.
8.One of the orders of the celestial hierarchy.
Cardinal virtues
See under Cardinal, a.
In virtue of
through the force of; by authority of.
Theological virtues
the three virtues, faith, hope, and charity. See 1 Cor. xiii. 13.
- Addison.
Noun1.virtue - the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
2.Virtuevirtue - any admirable quality or attribute; "work of great merit"
Synonyms: merit
3.virtue - morality with respect to sexual relations
4.virtue - a particular moral excellence
Dutch courage, advantageousness, affection, agreeableness, amperage, arete, armipotence, asset, assured probity, attribute, auspiciousness, authority, because of, beef, beneficialness, benevolence, benignity, black power, blamelessness, blotlessness, boldness, braveness, bravery, brute force, by dint of, by reason of, by virtue of, caliber, character, characteristic, charge, charisma, chasteness, chivalrousness, chivalry, class, cleanliness, cleanness, clout, cogence, cogency, compulsion, conspicuous gallantry, courage, courageousness, credit, decency, desert, dint, doughtiness, drive, duress, effect, effectuality, energy, erectness, estimableness, ethicality, ethicalness, excellence, excellency, expedience, fairness, favorableness, fealty, feature, fidelity, fineness, first-rateness, flower power, force majeure, forcefulness, full blast, full force, gallantness, gallantry, gallantry under fire, good character, goodliness, grace, greatheartedness, healthiness, helpfulness, heroicalness, heroism, high ideals, high principles, high-mindedness, honesty, honorableness, immaculacy, immaculateness, influence, innocence, intrepidity, intrepidness, irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, justness, kindness, knightliness, lionheartedness, loyalty, main force, main strength, mana, manfulness, manhood, manliness, mark, martial spirit, might, might and main, mightiness, military spirit, moral excellence, moral strength, morale, morality, morals, moxie, muscle power, niceness, nobility, on account of, owing to, perfection, piety, pizzazz, pleasantness, poop, pot-valor, potence, potency, potentiality, power pack, power structure, power struggle, powerfulness, prepotency, principles, productiveness, productivity, profitableness, property, prowess, puissance, pull, punch, pureness, push, reputability, respectability, rewardingness, rightness, savor, sexual innocence, sinew, skillfulness, snowiness, soldierly quality, soundness, spotlessness, stainlessness, stalwartness, stature, steam, stoutheartedness, stoutness, strong arm, superiority, superpower, taintlessness, thanks to, trait, unblemishedness, unblottedness, uncorruptness, undefiledness, unimpeachability, unimpeachableness, unsoiledness, unspottedness, unstainedness, unsulliedness, untaintedness, uprightness, upstandingness, usefulness, valiance, valiancy, validity, valor, valorousness, value, vehemence, vigor, vim, virginity, virility, virtuousness, virulence, vitality, wattage, weight, whiteness, wholeness, worth, worthiness
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-- Virtue --
Virtute officii
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