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maid·en

 (mād′n)
n.
1. Archaic
a. An unmarried girl or woman.
b. A woman or girl who is a virgin.
2. A machine resembling the guillotine, used in Scotland in the 1500s and 1600s to behead criminals.
3. Sports
a. A racehorse that has never won a race.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or befitting a maiden.
2. Being an unmarried girl or woman: a maiden aunt.
3. Being a racehorse that has never won a race.
4. First or earliest: a maiden voyage; a maiden speech in the Senate.

[Middle English, from Old English mægden; see maghu- in Indo-European roots.]
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maiden

(ˈmeɪdən)
n
1. archaic or literary
a. a young unmarried girl, esp when a virgin
b. (as modifier): a maiden blush.
2. (Horse Racing) horse racing
a. a horse that has never won a race
b. (as modifier): a maiden race.
3. (Cricket) cricket See maiden over
4. dialect Also called: clothes maiden Northern English a frame on which clothes are hung to dry; clothes horse
5. (modifier) of or relating to an older unmarried woman: a maiden aunt.
6. (modifier) of or involving an initial experience or attempt: a maiden voyage; maiden speech.
7. (modifier) (of a person or thing) untried; unused
8. (modifier) (of a place) never trodden, penetrated, or captured
[Old English mægden; related to Old High German magad, Old Norse mogr young man, Old Irish mug slave]
ˈmaidenish adj
ˈmaiden-ˌlike adj
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maid•en

(ˈmeɪd n)

n.
1. a girl or young unmarried woman; maid.
2. a horse that has never won a race.
3. an instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or befitting a maiden.
5.
a. unmarried: a maiden aunt.
b. virgin.
6. first: a maiden flight.
7. (of a horse) never having won a race.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English mægden=mægd (e. OHG magad), + -en -en5maghu-]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maiden - an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)maiden - 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"
2.maiden - (cricket) an over in which no runs are scoredmaiden - (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
cricket - a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
over - (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
Adj.1.maiden - serving to set in motionmaiden - serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"
opening - first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
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maiden

noun
1. (Literary) girl, maid, lass, damsel, miss, virgin, nymph (poetic), lassie (informal), wench stories of brave princes and beautiful maidens
adjective
1. first, initial, inaugural, introductory, initiatory The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.
2. unmarried, pure, virgin, intact, chaste, virginal, unwed, undefiled An elderly maiden aunt had left him £1000.
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maiden

adjective
Preceding all others in time:
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Translations
فتاه، غادَه
děvčepanna
jomfru
neitineito
ung og ógift kona
mergautinė pavardėpirmoji kelionė jūra
jaunava, meitene
jungfru

maiden

[ˈmeɪdn]
A. N (o.f., poet) → doncella f
B. ADJ [flight, speech] → inaugural, de inauguración
C. CPD maiden aunt Ntía f solterona
maiden lady (o.f.) Nsoltera f
maiden name Napellido m de soltera
maiden over N (Cricket) serie de seis lanzamientos en que no se anota ninguna carrera
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maiden

[ˈmeɪdən]
n (= young woman) → jeune fille f
adj [voyage] → inaugural(e)maiden aunt ntante f célibatairemaiden name nnom m de jeune fillemaiden speech npremier discours m (d'un député etc)maid of honour ndemoiselle f d'honneurmaid service n (in hotel, holiday accommodation)service m de femme de ménage, service m de femme de chambre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

maiden

n (liter)Maid f (old, poet), → Mädchen nt
adj attrJungfern-; maiden flightJungfernflug m; maiden voyageJungfernfahrt f

maiden

:
maiden aunt
maidenhair
nFrauenhaar nt
maidenhead
n (Anat) → Jungfernhäutchen nt; she lost her maiden (liter)sie hat ihre Unschuld verloren
maidenhood
nJungfräulichkeit f, → Unschuld f; (= time)Jungmädchenzeit f

maiden

:
maiden name
nMädchenname m
maiden over
n (Cricket) 6 Würfe ohne einen Lauf
maiden speech
nJungfernrede f
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maiden

[ˈmeɪdn]
1. n (old) (liter) → fanciulla, ragazza
2. adj (flight, voyage) → inaugurale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

maiden

(ˈmeidən) noun
a (young) unmarried woman. the village maidens.
maiden name
a woman's surname before her marriage. Mrs Johnson's maiden name was Scott.
maiden voyage
a ship's first voyage.
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Hard too, to believe that the day begain with four maiden overs and the early dismissal of key man Joe Root, who added just two runs to his overnight 75 before being brilliantly caught at slip by David Warner.
After three maiden overs (which are overs where no runs are put on the board), they embarked on a 110-run partnership, bringing the home team back into play.
Openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls found themselves straitjacketed by India's new ball pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, both of whom began with maiden overs.
Woakes was one of those who brushed off the tension with apparent ease, sending down a remarkable sequence of three successive maiden overs with the new ball, claiming two wickets and one outstanding diving catch on the ropes.
He started with two immaculate maiden overs, produced extreme pace without breaking sweat and forced Bairstow into respectful retreat - the Test keeper standing closer to the boundary than the stumps.
Devon's Silk was exceptional with the ball to consequently dismiss four of Durham's batters and bowl six maiden overs.
However, the man-of-the-match was slow left-armer Raza Hasan, who grabbed four wickets for 14 runs as Momin Seeds mustered a miserable score of 55 all out in 18 overs with six of their batsmen failing to scores as the NBP bowlers altogether send down eight maiden overs.
As many as six batsmen were out without troubling the scorers, while eight maiden overs were bowled by NBP.
Pace bowler Jofra Archer, however, served further notice of his World Cup credentials with a wicket and two maiden overs, and Vince admits competition for places is hotting up.
He also bowled the only two maiden overs of the innings, and conceding just 16 runs in his five overs.Of late, he had become one of the leading fast bowlers in the side, taking eight wickets in the last three ODIs against India and making a compelling case for a regular place in the XI in the one-day setup.
Most maiden overs: Shahid Afridi, who played the first tennis two tournaments for Zalmi and third for Kings, has bowled five maiden overs in the PSL, which is most for any bowler.
If you bowl tight and maiden overs then it creates pressure.