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maid Explained

maid at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


maid at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1175, "a virgin, a young unmarried woman," shortening of maiden (q.v.). Like that word, used in M.E. of unmarried men as well as women. Domestic help sense is from 1390, from sense in maidservant (1526). In ref. to Joan of Arc, attested from 1548 (cf. Fr. la Pucelle). Maid Marian, one of Robin Hood's companions, first recorded c.1525, perhaps from Fr., where Robin et Marian have been stock names for country lovers since 13c. Maid of Honor (c.1586) originally was "unmarried lady of noble birth who attends a queen or princess;" meaning "principal bridesmaid" is attested from 1895. ///

maid at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1100-1200; Origin: maiden]//
1 a female servant, especially in a large house or hotel: --a kitchen maid//
2 old use a woman or girl who is not married: old maid//

maid at German => English Of Explained:


maid at German => English Of Explained:


maid at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "maid":
abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, babe, baby, bachelor girl,
betweenmaid, biddy, broad, chambermaid, chaperon, chick, colleen,
companion, cook, cutie, daily, dame, damoiselle, damsel,
demoiselle, doll, domestic, duenna, feme sole, femme de chambre,
fille de chambre, filly, frail, gal, gentlewoman, girl, girlie,
handmaid, handmaiden, heifer, hired girl, housemaid, hoyden,
jeune fille, jill, junior miss, kitchenmaid, lady-help,
lady-in-waiting, lass, lassie, little missy, live-in maid,
live-out maid, lone woman, mademoiselle, maiden, maiden lady,
maidservant, miss, missy, nursemaid, nymph, nymphet, old maid,
parlormaid, piece, quail, romp, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss,
scullery maid, servant girl, servitress, single girl, skirt, slip,
soubrette, spinster, spinstress, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen,
subteener, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy, tweeny, upstairs maid,
vestal, vestal virgin, virgin, waiting maid, wench, young creature,
young thing

Maid at German => English Of Explained:

Maid [mait]

maid at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Young offspring): infant, babe, baby, nurseling, suckling, yearling, bambino, kid, vagitus , child, little one, brat, urchin, youth, boy, lad, stripling, youngster, girl, lass, lassie, damsel, maid, maiden.

[N] (Celibacy): celibacy, singleness, bachelorhood, chastity, virginity, maidenhood, maidenhead, bachelor, spinster, maid, maiden, virgin.

maid at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (often in compounds) a female servant in a house or hotel:
There is a maid to do the housework. * The maid was changing the sheets when we got back to our room.
2 (old use) a young woman who is not married
see also OLD MAID

Maid at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Maid \Maid\, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.]
1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman;
esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.

Would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never
borne thee son. --Shak.

Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her
attire? Yet my people have forgotten me. --Jer. ii.

2. A man who has not had sexual intercourse. [Obs.]

Christ was a maid and shapen as a man. --Chaucer.

3. A female servant.

Spinning amongst her maids. --Shak.

Note: Maid is used either adjectively or in composition,
signifying female, as in maid child, maidservant.

4. (Zo["o]l.) The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray
skate ({Raia batis}), and of the thornback ({R. clavata}).
[Prov. Eng.]

{Fair maid}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Fair}, a.

{Maid of honor}, a female attendant of a queen or royal
princess; -- usually of noble family, and having to
perform only nominal or honorary duties.

{Old maid}. See under {Old}.

maid at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a female domestic [syn: {maidservant}, {housemaid}, {amah}]
2: an unmarried girl (especially a virgin) [syn: {maiden}]

maid at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Maid


Inter: wikipedia » lang=en


Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » mayde|lang=enm, Inter: term » maide|lang=enm, abbreviation of maiden.


* Inter: IPA » /meɪd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /meId/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪd
  • Homophones: made
  • Inter: audio » en-us-maid.ogg|Audio (US)


    maid (plural maids)

  • Inter: dated » or|poetic A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.
    1. : Note -- maid is often used in the common or species names of flowering plants.
    2. A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).
    3. Inter: archai » c A virgin of either gender.
    4. 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
    5. : Crist was a mayde and shapen as a man.
    6. 1601 Wm. Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
    7. : You are betrothed both to a maid and man.


      * (young female person): damsel, maiden

  • (female servant): handmaiden, lady-in-waiting, maidservant
  • (female cleaner): chambermaid (in a hotel), charlady (in a house), charwoman (in a house)


    Inter: trans-top » young female
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فتاة|f|tr=fatāa|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|օրիորդ|tr=òriord
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|merc'h|f, Inter: t+ » br|plac'h|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|少女|tr=shàonǚ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|處女|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|处女|tr=chǔnǚ|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|meisje|n, Inter: t+ » nl|meid|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|neito
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|demoiselle|f, Inter: t+ » fr|jeune fille|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Mädchen|n
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|עלמה|f (almah)
  • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|लड़की|f|tr=laṛkī|sc=Deva
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|senioretta
  • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|cailín|m, Inter: t- » ga|ainnir|f, Inter: t- » ga|maighdean|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|signorina|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|少女|tr=しょうじょ, shōjo
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|소녀|tr=sonyeo|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|少女|sc=Kore)
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|puella|f
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|panna|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|donzela|f, Inter: t+ » pt|moça|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|девица|f|tr=devíca|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|дева|f|tr=déva|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|девушка|f|tr=dévuška|sc=Cyrl
    • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|deem
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|ainnir|f, Inter: t+ » gd|maighdeann|f, Inter: t+ » gd|rìbhinn|f, Inter: t- » gd|òigh|f, Inter: t+ » gd|gruagach|f
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|дева|f, Inter: t- » sh|дјева|f, Inter: t- » sh|девојка|f, Inter: t- » sh|дјевојка|f, Inter: t- » sh|мома|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|deva|f, Inter: t- » sh|djeva|f, Inter: t- » sh|devojka|f, Inter: t- » sh|djevojka|f, Inter: t- » sh|moma
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|doncella|f, Inter: t+ » es|señorita|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|wafanyikazi
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|mö|c, Inter: t+ » sv|jungfru|c
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|కన్య|tr=kanya|sc=Telu
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|لڑکی|f|tr=laṛkī|sc=ur-Arab
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|con gái, Inter: t+ » vi|thiếu nữ (Inter: t- » vi|少女)
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|merch|f, Inter: t+ » cy|geneth|f, Inter: t- » cy|rhiain|f, Inter: t+ » cy|morwyn|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » female servant or cleaner
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|خادمة|f|tr=xādima|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|աղախին|tr=aġaxin
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|criada|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|女僕|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|女仆|tr=nǚpú|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|女傭|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|女佣|tr=nǚyòng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|傭婦|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|佣妇|tr=yōngfù|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|侍女|tr=shìnǚ|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|služka|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|meid|f, Inter: t+ » nl|dienstmeid|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|servistino
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|palvelustyttö, Inter: t+ » fi|piika
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bonne|f, Inter: t+ » fr|bonne à tout faire|f, Inter: t+ » fr|domestique|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Dienstmädchen|n
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|नौकरानी|f|tr=naukrānī|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|szobalány
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|bantu|alt=pembantu, Inter: t+ » id|babu
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|serviente
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|cailín|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cameriera|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|女中|tr=じょちゅう, jochū|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|メイド|tr=meido|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|하녀|tr=hanyeo|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|下女|sc=Kore)
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|बाई|f|tr=bāī|sc=Deva, Inter: t- » mr|कामवाली बाई|f|tr=kāmavālī bāī|sc=Deva

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Northern Sami: Inter: tø » se|biiga
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|pike|m, Inter: t- » no|stuepike|m, Inter: t- » no|tjenestejente|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|empregada|f, Inter: t+ » pt|servente|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|горничная|f|tr=górničnaja|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|служанка|f|tr=služánka|sc=Cyrl
  • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|deem
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|ban-òglach|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|слушкиња|f, Inter: t- » sh|собарица|f, Inter: t- » sh|служавка|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|sluškinja|f, Inter: t- » sh|sobarica|f, Inter: t- » sh|služavka|f
  • Spanish: Inter: qualifier » inoffensive terms Inter: t+ » es|criada|f, Inter: t- » es|doméstica|f, Inter: t+ » es|empleada doméstica|f, Inter: t- » es|muchacha de servicio|f, Inter: t- » es|sirvienta|f, Inter: t+ » es|asesora del hogar|f Inter: qualifier » Chile|formal usage, Inter: t+ » es|asistenta|f Inter: qualifier » Spain, Inter: t- » es|mucama|f Inter: qualifier » Argentina|Uruguay, Inter: t+ » es|nana|f Inter: qualifier » Chile, Inter: t- » es|señora de servicio|f Inter: qualifier » Venezuela, Inter: qualifier » offensive terms Inter: t- » es|cachifa|f Inter: qualifier » Venezuela, Inter: t+ » es|chacha|f Inter: qualifier » Mexico|Spain, Inter: t- » es|cholera|f Inter: qualifier » El Salvador|Guatemala, Inter: t+ » es|chopa|f Inter: qualifier » Dominican Republic, Inter: t+ » es|fregona|f Inter: qualifier » Spain, Inter: t+ » es|gata|f Inter: qualifier » Mexico, Inter: t- » es|muca|f Inter: qualifier » Guatemala, Inter: t- » es|nacha|f Inter: qualifier » Honduras
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|mfanyikazi
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hembiträde|c
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|పనిపిల్ల|tr=panipilla|sc=Telu
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|haus meri
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|نوکرانی|f|tr=naukrānī|sc=ur-Arab
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|đầy tớ gái

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * bridesmaid
    • French maid
    • maid of honour
    • mermaid
    • old maid


      * amid, diam, diam.

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    Northern Sami


    Inter: head » se|adverb
  • also, too

  • Veps


    Inter: head » vep|noun
  • milk

  • Translation: cy » maid
    Translation: de » maid
    Translation: et » maid
    Translation: el » maid
    Translation: es » maid
    Translation: eo » maid
    Translation: fa » maid
    Translation: fr » maid
    Translation: ko » maid
    Translation: io » maid
    Translation: it » maid
    Translation: kn » maid
    Translation: sw » maid
    Translation: ku » maid
    Translation: li » maid
    Translation: hu » maid
    Translation: mg » maid
    Translation: ml » maid
    Translation: my » maid
    Translation: ja » maid
    Translation: pl » maid
    Translation: ru » maid
    Category: simple:maid -
    Translation: fi » maid
    Translation: ta » maid
    Translation: te » maid
    Translation: vi » maid
    Translation: zh » maid

    Maid at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » maid



    From Inter: etyl » gmh|de Inter: term » mait|lang=gmh, contracted form of Inter: etyl » gmh|de Inter: term » maget|lang=gmh (whence German Inter: term » Magd|lang=de).


    Inter: de-noun » f||Maiden
  • maiden

  • Translation: de » Maid
    Translation: fr » Maid
    Translation: ko » Maid
    Translation: zh » Maid