Definition of virtue

Definition of virtue
  1. virtue Noun The inherent power of a god, or other supernatural being.
  2. virtue Noun The inherent power or efficacy of something .
  3. virtue Noun Accordance with moral principles; conformity of behaviour or thought with the strictures of morality; good moral conduct.
  4. virtue Noun A particular manifestation of moral excellence in a person; an admirable quality.
  5. virtue Noun Specifically, each of several qualities held to be particularly important, including the four cardinal virtues, the three theological virtues, or the seven virtues opposed to the seven deadly sins.
  6. virtue Noun An inherently advantageous or excellent quality of something or someone; a favourable point, an advantage.
  7. virtue Noun A creature embodying divine power, specifically one of the orders of heavenly beings, traditionally ranked above angels and below archangels.
  8. virtue Noun Specifically, moral conduct in sexual behaviour, especially of women; chastity.
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