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maid

 (mād)
n.
1. Archaic
a. An unmarried girl or woman.
b. A woman or girl who is a virgin.
2.
a. A housemaid or chambermaid.
b. A woman servant.

[Middle English maide, from Old English mægden; see maghu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

maid

(meɪd)
n
1. archaic or literary a young unmarried girl; maiden
2. (Professions)
a. a female servant
b. (in combination): a housemaid.
3. a spinster
[C12: shortened form of maiden]
ˈmaidish adj
ˈmaidishness n

maid

(meɪd)

n.
1. a female servant.
2. a girl or young unmarried woman, esp. a virgin.
[1150–1200; Middle English; variant of maiden
maid′ish, adj.
maid′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maid - a female domesticmaid - a female domestic      
chambermaid, fille de chambre - a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
domestic, domestic help, house servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
handmaid, handmaiden - a personal maid or female attendant
lady's maid - a maid who is a lady's personal attendant
parlormaid, parlourmaid - a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door
2.maid - an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)maid - an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
damoiselle, damosel, damozel, damsel, demoiselle - a young unmarried woman
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"

maid

noun
1. servant, chambermaid, housemaid, menial, handmaiden (archaic), maidservant, female servant, domestic (archaic), parlourmaid, serving-maid A maid brought me breakfast at half past eight.
2. (Literary) girl, maiden, lass, miss, nymph (poetic), damsel, lassie (informal), wench But can he win back the heart of this fair maid?
Translations
služkapokojskáslužebná
stuepigetjenestepige
servistino
hotellin kerroshoitajaneitopalvelijatarpiika
sobarica
cselédlányszobalány
senioretta
òjónustustúlka
お手伝い客室係のメイド
객실 담당 여직원하녀
kalpone, istabene
služkinja
sluškinja
hembiträdestäderska
สาวใช้สาวใช้ทำความสะอาดห้องนอน
người hầu gáinữ phục vụ phòng

maid

[meɪd]
A. N
1. (= servant) → criada f, muchacha f (S. Cone), mucama f (S. Cone), recamarera f (Mex); (in hotel) → camarera f
lady's maiddoncella f
2. (o.f., poet) (= young girl) → doncella f
see also old C
B. CPD maid of honor N (US) → dama f de honor

maid

[ˈmeɪd] n
(in hotel)femme f de ménage, femme f de chambre
(= servant) (in house)bonne f
old maid

maid

n
(= servant)(Dienst)mädchen nt, → Hausangestellte f; (in hotel) → Zimmermädchen nt; (= lady’s maid)Zofe f
(old, = maiden) → Jungfer f (obs), → Maid f (old, poet); (= young girl)Mägdelein nt (poet); the Maid of Orleansdie Jungfrau von Orleans

maid

:
maid of all work
n (= person)Mädchen ntfür alles; (= machine)Allzweckgerät nt
maid of honour, (US) maid of honor
nBrautjungfer f
maidservant

maid

[meɪd] n
a. (servant) → domestica; (in hotel) → cameriera
b. (old) (liter) (young girl) → ragazza, fanciulla

maid

(meid) noun
a female servant. The maid answered the door.

maid

خَادِمَةٌ, خَادِمَةٌ في فُنْدُق pokojská, služebná stuepige, tjenestepige Dienstmädchen, Zimmermädchen καμαριέρα, υπηρέτρια camarera, criada hotellin kerroshoitaja, palvelijatar bonne, femme de chambre sobarica cameriera, cameriera d’albergo お手伝い, 客室係のメイド 객실 담당 여직원, 하녀 dienstmeisje, kamermeisje stuepike, tjenestepike pokojówka, służąca arrumadeira, empregada de quartos, empregada doméstica горничная hembiträde, städerska สาวใช้, สาวใช้ทำความสะอาดห้องนอน hizmetçi kadın, oda görevlisi người hầu gái, nữ phục vụ phòng 女仆, 女服务员
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I declare, it really seems like being a fine young lady, to come home from the party in a carriage and sit in my dressing gown wit a maid to wait on me," said Meg, as Jo bound up her foot with arnica and brushed her hair.
The people of the town thought of her as a confirmed old maid and because she spoke sharply and went her own way thought her lacking in all the human feeling that did so much to make and mar their own lives.
A maid, in white fluted cap, offered the callers liqueur, coffee, or chocolate, as they might desire.
It would be better to take the gold of Munro, and buy the heart of some Huron maid with his gifts.
Forth peeped at her, out of the pool, with dark, glistening curls around her head, and an elf-smile in her eyes, the image of a little maid whom Pearl, having no other playmate, invited to take her hand and run a race with her.
Grose, whom he was sure his visitor would like and who had formerly been maid to his mother.
The last sad day had come; the footman and the heavy luggage had gone off the day before, and there were only master and mistress and her maid.
Everybody was as good to me as they could be, and a maid of honor gave me the stirrup-cup her own self.
He is a very nice old bachelor, but is an old bachelor just the same and isn't more than about a year this side of retirement by age limit; and so what does he know about taking care of a little maid nine years old?
The doomed in his drifting shallop, Is tranced with the sad sweet tone, He sees not the yawning breakers, He sees but the maid alone:
Her sister, Miss Watson, a tolerable slim old maid, with goggles on, had just come to live with her, and took a set at me now with a spelling-book.
Goddard's drawingroom; and of her having an upper maid who had lived fiveandtwenty years with her; and of their having eight cows, two of them Alderneys, and one a little Welch cow, a very pretty little Welch cow indeed; and of Mrs.