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1. Archaic The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.
2. The hymen.

[Middle English maidenhed : maiden, maid; see maiden + -hed, -hood.]


1. (Anatomy) a nontechnical word for the hymen
2. virginity; maidenhood
[C13: from maiden + -hed, variant of -hood]


(Placename) a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames. Pop: 58 848 (2001)


(ˈmeɪd nˌhɛd)

1. hymen.
2. maidenhood; virginity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maidenhead - a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virginmaidenhead - a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin
mucosa, mucous membrane - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
vagina - the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus; "the vagina receives the penis during coitus"; "the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"
imperforate hymen - hymen that is completely closed so that menstrual blood cannot flow out


[ˈmeɪdnhed] Nvirginidad f, himen m
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And, the more to enliven her, he would sometimes sing a merry song, which bore some relation to matrimony and the loss of a maidenhead.
He and three other men, so he said, were sculling a very heavily laden boat up from Maidenhead one evening, and a little above Cookham lock they noticed a fellow and a girl, walking along the towpath, both deep in an apparently interesting and absorbing conversation.
Danny Johnson's hat-trick helped a rampant Heed to their biggest Conference Premier win as they put seven goals past Maidenhead.
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National League MAIDENHEAD UTD 3 CHESTER FC 0 MARCUS BIGNOT said his Chester side could have "no excuses" after a disturbing week for the fan-owned club ended with 3-0 defeat at Maidenhead United.
TRANMERE'S quest for National League promotion saw them close the gap on the top spot to just five points after an enthralling 3-2 win over Maidenhead.
SOLIHULL Moors moved away from the basement of the National League after clinching their first back-toback victories of the season, coming from a goal down to beat Maidenhead United.
Prime Minister Theresa May visited Maidenhead Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on seasons greetings to its hardworking staff.
Woking manager Anthony Limbrick was impressed with the performance of debutant goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott, on loan from Bristol City, who stood in for injured Chelsea youngster Nathan Baxter in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Maidenhead United.