Webster 1913 Edition
chaste, from L.
castuspure, chaste; cf. Gr.
Pure from unlawful sexual intercourse; virtuous; continent.“As chaste as Diana.”
Whose bed is undefiled and
Pure in thought and act; innocent; free from lewdness and obscenity, or indecency in act or speech; modest;
Pure in design and expression; correct; free from barbarisms or vulgarisms; refined; simple;
chastestyle in composition or art
That great model of
chaste, lofty, and eloquence, the Book of Common Prayer.
Syn. – Undefiled; pure; virtuous; continent; immaculate; spotless.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Pure from all unlawful commerce of sexes. Applied to persons before marriage, it signifies pure from all sexual commerce, undefiled; applied to married persons, true to the marriage bed.
2.Free from obscenity.
While they behold your chaste conversation. 1 Peter 3.
3.In language, pure; genuine; uncorrupt; free from barbarous words and phrases, and from quaint, affected, extravagant expressions.