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chaste


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaste  \Chaste\  (ch[=a]st),  a.  [F.  chaste,  from  L.  castus  pure, 
  chaste;  cf  Gr  kaqaro`s  pure,  Skr.  [,c]udth  to  purify.] 
  1.  Pure  from  unlawful  sexual  intercourse;  virtuous; 
  continent.  ``As  chaste  as  Diana.''  --Shak. 
 
  Whose  bed  is  undefiled  and  chaste  pronounced. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Pure  in  thought  and  act  innocent;  free  from  lewdness  and 
  obscenity,  or  indecency  in  act  or  speech;  modest;  as  a 
  chaste  mind;  chaste  eyes. 
 
  3.  Pure  in  design  and  expression;  correct;  free  from 
  barbarisms  or  vulgarisms;  refined;  simple;  as  a  chaste 
  style  in  composition  or  art. 
 
  That  great  model  of  chaste,  lofty,  and  eloquence, 
  the  Book  of  Common  Prayer.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  Unmarried.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  Undefiled;  pure;  virtuous;  continent;  immaculate; 
  spotless. 
 
  {Chaste  tree}.  Same  as  {Agnus  castus}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chaste 
  adj  1:  morally  pure  especially  not  having  experienced  sexual 
  intercourse;  "a  holy  woman  innocent  and  chaste"  [ant: 
  {unchaste}] 
  2:  pure  and  simple  in  design  or  style;  "a  chaste  border  of 
  conventionalized  flowers" 
  3:  abstaining  from  unlawful  sexual  intercourse 




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