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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.]

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

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-]
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"

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.

maiden

adjective
Preceding all others in time:
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

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

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

maiden

[ˈmeɪdn]
1. n (old) (liter) → fanciulla, ragazza
2. adj (flight, voyage) → inaugurale

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.
References in classic literature ?
All this was so true, and so maiden-like, and was spoken with so sweet a dignity, that Theseus would have blushed to urge her any longer.