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maid

female servant: The maid cleaned our room.; a girl or young unmarried woman: a fair maid
Not to be confused with:
made – past tense of make; prepared: made dinner; contrived: made a false statement
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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 Indo-European roots.]
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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
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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.
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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"
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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?
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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
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maid

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

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

(meid) noun
a female servant. The maid answered the door.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Turning her mother's head this way and that, she fastened on the cap and, hurriedly kissing her gray hair, ran back to the maids who were turning up the hem of her skirt.
Then, by the aid of the mirror inside the open door, she put on the head--as neat and straight as could be--and afterward called her maids to robe her for the day.
The roof was mended, a kitchen maid was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids' room.
Her mother was sitting by the fireside spinning her purple yarn with her maids around her, and she happened to catch her father just as he was going out to attend a meeting of the town council, which the Phaeacian aldermen had convened.
Three ladies' maids had appeared to pass their examination, and had all, on coming to the question of wages, impudently declined accepting the place.
In Auvergne the maids are kind, but the wines are sour.
One day, as they were riding along by a brook, the princess began to feel very thirsty: and she said to her maid, 'Pray get down, and fetch me some water in my golden cup out of yonder brook, for I want to drink.' 'Nay,' said the maid, 'if you are thirsty, get off yourself, and stoop down by the water and drink; I shall not be your waiting- maid any longer.' Then she was so thirsty that she got down, and knelt over the little brook, and drank; for she was frightened, and dared not bring out her golden cup; and she wept and said, 'Alas!
A maid servant living alone in a house not far from the river, had gone upstairs to bed about eleven.
Robin Hood has left Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, and all his merry men to hunt the deer and make ready the feast.
Showing who the amiable lady, and her unamiable maid, were.
Umslopogaas heard, and of a sudden reared himself up before the maid, and he was great and wild to look on, and the she-wolf's fangs shone upon his brow.
"Hold your tongue, mademoiselle, and do not uselessly trouble yourself to intercede for unworthy people; that a young maid of honor like you should be subjected to a bad example is, certes, a misfortune great enough; but that you should sanction it by your indulgence is what I will not allow."