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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.]
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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)
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(ˈmeɪd nˌhɛd)

1. hymen.
2. maidenhood; virginity.
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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
imperforate hymen - hymen that is completely closed so that menstrual blood cannot flow out
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[ˈmeɪdnhed] Nvirginidad f, himen m
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References in classic literature ?
Drink another glass of wine; sha't drink another glass." 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. Nay, he would have proceeded so far on that topic as to have driven her out of the room, if Mr Allworthy had not checkt him, sometimes by looks, and once or twice by a "Fie!
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.
BRYAN HUGHES was given the reaction he had demanded as Wrexham delivered an improved showing against visitors Maidenhead United - but one still surely well below this squad's capabilities.
After that hammering from Solihull, Chorley's confidence is likely to be rocked and Maidenhead can take advantage in the battle of the Magpies.
Police believe the two 'suspicious' incidents in Maidenhead yesterday are connected, and have launched an appeal to find the woman.
French alternative asset management and investment group Tikehau Capital has acquired the Nicholsons Shopping Centre in Maidenhead, through its Real Estate Value-Added fund launched in 2018, the firm said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 6, 2019-Tikehau Capital Acquires the Nicholsons Shopping Centre in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Third-bottom Maidenhead repeated that fate on Saturday, though this time there were at least mitigating circumstances.
A DEPLETED Gateshead kickedoff their 2019 home campaign with a disappointing defeat against lowly Maidenhead.
MAIDENHEAD...............0 WREXHAM.....................2 FIRST.HALF goals from Mike Fondop and Jordan Maguire-Drew fired Wrexham to victory at York Road last night as their excellent start to life under Sam Ricketts continues.