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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chaste \Chaste\ (ch[=a]st), adjective [F. chaste, from L. castus pure, chaste; cf. Gr. kaqaro's pure, Skr. [,c]udh 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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

chaste

adjective

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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