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maiden Explained

maiden at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

O.E. m?iden, m?igden, dim. of m?ig?u, m?ige?u "maid," from P.Gmc. *magadinom "young womanhood, sexually inexperienced female" (cf. O.S. magath, O.Fris. maged, O.H.G. magad, Ger. Magd "maid, maidservant," Ger. M?dchen "girl, maid," from M?gdchen "little maid"), fem. variant of PIE base *maghu- "youngster of either sex, unmarried person" (cf. O.E. magu "child, son," Avestan magava- "unmarried," O.Ir. maug "slave"). Figurative sense of "new fresh, first" (cf. maiden voyage) first recorded 1555. For maidenhead (c.1300) see godhead. ///

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

n [C] [Language: Old English; Origin: m[zB024]gden]//
1 literary a young girl, or a woman who is not married: damsel//
2 also maiden over : in cricket, an over in which no runs are scored//
maiden 2 adj
1 maiden flight/voyage: the first journey that a plane or ship makes//
2 maiden speech: BrE the first speech that someone makes in parliament//

MAIDEN at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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

154 Moby Thesaurus words for "maiden":
ax, babe, baby, bachelor girl, bachelorlike, beardless, block,
boyish, boylike, broad, calflike, callow, chaste, chick, chief,
childish, childlike, colleen, coltish, cross, cutie, dame,
damoiselle, damsel, death chair, death chamber, demoiselle, dewy,
doll, drop, earliest, electric chair, ever-new, evergreen,
feme sole, filly, first, firsthand, fledgling, foremost, frail,
fresh, front, gal, gallows, gallows-tree, gas chamber, gibbet,
girl, girlie, girlish, girllike, green, guillotine, halter, head,
heifer, hemp, hempen collar, hot seat, hoyden, husbandless,
immature, inaugural, initial, intact, jeune fille, jill,
junior miss, kiddish, lass, lassie, leading, lethal chamber,
little missy, lone woman, mademoiselle, maid, maiden lady,
maidenly, main, miss, missy, neoteric, nestling, new, noose,
nymphet, old maid, old-maidish, original, piece, pioneer, premier,
primary, prime, principal, pristine, puerile, puplike, puppyish,
puppylike, quail, raw, romp, rope, scaffold, schoolgirl,
schoolmaid, schoolmiss, sempervirent, shakedown, single,
single girl, skirt, slip, sole, spinster, spinsterish,
spinsterlike, spinsterly, spinstress, spouseless, stake, subdeb,
subdebutante, subteen, subteener, teenybopper, the chair, tomato,
tomboy, tree, unbeaten, undefiled, undeveloped, unfledged,
unhandled, unmarried, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unwed,
unwedded, vernal, vestal, vestal virgin, virgin, virginal, wench,
young, young creature, young thing

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

[N] (Beginning): beginning, start, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, introduction, precursor, alpha, initial, inauguration, debut, embarcation, rising of the curtain, maiden speech, outbreak, onset incipient, inaugural, embryonic, rudimentary, primeval, primitive, primordial, old, aboriginal, natal, nascent, first, foremost, leading, maiden, just begun.

[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.

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

noun, adjective
1 (literary) a young girl or woman who is not married:
stories of knights and fair maidens
2 (also maiden over) (in cricket) an OVER in which no points are scored
adjective [only before noun] being the first of its kind:
a maiden flight / voyage (= the first journey made by a plane / ship) * a maiden speech (= the first speech made by an MP in the British Parliament)

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

Maiden \Maid"en\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to,
or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence.
``Amid the maiden throng.'' --Addison.

Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? --Shak.

2. Never having been married; not having had sexual
intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but
sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt. ``A surprising
old maiden lady.'' --Thackeray.

3. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
``Maiden flowers.'' --Shak.

Full bravely hast thou fleshed Thy maiden sword.

4. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been
captured, or violated. -- T. Warton. Macaulay.

{Maiden assize} (Eng. Law), an assize which there is no
criminal prosecution; an assize which is unpolluted with
blood. It was usual, at such an assize, for the sheriff to
present the judge with a pair of white gloves. --Smart.

{Maiden name}, the surname of a woman before her marriage.

{Maiden pink}. (Bot.) See under {Pink}.

{Maiden plum} (Bot.), a West Indian tree ({Comocladia
integrifolia}) with purplish drupes. The sap of the tree
is glutinous, and gives a persistent black stain.

{Maiden speech}, the first speech made by a person, esp. by a
new member in a public body.

{Maiden tower}, the tower most capable of resisting an enemy.

Maiden \Maid"en\, n. [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. m[ae]gden, dim. of
AS. m[ae]g?, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd,
m["a]dchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. m["o]gr son, Goth. magus
boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf.
{Maid} a virgin.]
1. An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not
experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid.

She employed the residue of her life to repairing of
highways, building of bridges, and endowing of
maidens. --Carew.

A maiden of our century, yet most meek. --Tennyson.

2. A female servant. [Obs.]

3. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in
Scotland for beheading criminals. --Wharton.

4. A machine for washing linen.

Maiden \Maid"en\, v. t.
To act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite

For had I maiden'd it, as many use. Loath for to grant,
but loather to refuse. --Bp. Hall.

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

adj : 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" [syn: {inaugural}, {initiative}, {initiatory},

n 1: an unmarried girl (especially a virgin) [syn: {maid}]
2: (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored [syn: {maiden

maiden at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Maiden



From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » mægden|mæġden|maiden, virgin, girl, maid, servant|lang=ang, diminutive of Inter: term » mægþ|mæġþ|lang=ang, Inter: term » mægeþ|mæġeþ|maiden, virgin, girl, woman, wife|lang=ang via diminutive suffix Inter: term » -en|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » magaþiz||maid, virgin|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » maghu-||fellow, bachelor|lang=ine-pro, equivalent to Inter: suffix » maid|en|lang=-. Cognate with Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » maagd||virgin|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » magad||maiden|lang=goh (modern German Inter: term » Magd||virgin|lang=de), Inter: etyl » sga|- Inter: term » mug||slave|lang=sga and Albanian Inter: term » makth||a hare's young, a rabbit|lang=sq.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈmeɪdən/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"meId@n/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-maiden.ogg|Audio (US)

  • Inter: rhymes » eɪdən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: context » now|_|chiefly|_|literary A girl or an unmarried young woman.
    1. A female virgin.
    2. : Shes unmarried and still a maiden''.
    3. Inter: context » now|_|dialectal A man with no experience of sex, especially because of deliberate abstention.
    4. 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XI:
    5. : And for all women Sir Bors was a vergyne, sauff for one, that was the doughter of Kynge Braundegorys ..., and sauff for her, Sir Bors was a clene mayden.
    6. A maidservant.
    7. Inter: context » now|_|rare An unmarried woman, especially an older woman.
    8. A racehorse without any victory ('virgin record').
    9. Inter: historica » l A Scottish counterpart of the guillotine.
    10. Inter: cricke » t A maiden over.
    11. Inter: context » Wicca Inter: alternative form of » Maiden

      Derived terms

      * maidenhair

  • maidenhead
  • maidenhood
  • maidenly, maidenliness
  • maiden flight
  • maiden voyage
  • maiden name
  • maiden of honor
  • iron maiden

    Related terms

    * maid


    * (unmarried (young) female) bachelorette


    Inter: trans-top » unmarried young female
  • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|օրիորդ|tr=òriord
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|merc'h|f, Inter: t+ » br|plac'h|f
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|госпожица|f|tr=gos'pozhitsa
  • Dutch: juffrouw {{f}}, maagd Inter: m » f (poetic), meisje {{m}}, jongedame, vrijster
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|neiti, Inter: t+ » fi|neito
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|jeune fille|f, Inter: t- » fr|jeune femme|f, Inter: t+ » fr|demoiselle|f, Inter: t+ » fr|pucelle|f Inter: qualifier » informal or dated
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Jungfrau|f Inter: gloss » virgin, Inter: t+ » de|Mädchen|n, Inter: t+ » de|Maid|f

  • Inter: qualifier » dated or poetic
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|עלמה|f (almah)
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|leány
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|maighdean|f Inter: t- » ga|ainnir|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|pulzella|f, Inter: t+ » it|ragazza|f
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chʼikę́ę́h
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|mægþ|f|alt=mǣġþ, Inter: t- » ang|mægden|n|alt=mǣġden, Inter: t- » ang|mægdenċild|n|alt=mǣġdenċild

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Old Provençal: Inter: tø » pro|donzella
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|panna|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|девушка|f|tr=dévuška|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|девица|f|tr=devíca|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|дева|f|tr=déva|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: maighdeann {{f}}, ainnir {{f}}, rìbhinn {{f}} Inter: qualifier » poetic, nighean {{f}}, òigh {{f}}, gruagach {{f}}
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|doncella|f Inter: qualifier » dated, Inter: t+ » es|señorita|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|jungfru|c
  • Taos: kwə́lena
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|merch|f, Inter: t- » cy|rhiain|f, Inter: t+ » cy|morwyn|f, Inter: t+ » cy|geneth|f
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|מויד|f|tr=moyd|sc=Hebr, Inter: t- » yi|מײדל|n|tr=meydl|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » female virgin
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կույս|tr=kuys
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|panna|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|maagd|m|f
    • Finnish: neitsyt, impi (archaic, poetic)
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|vierge|f, Inter: t+ » fr|pucelle|f Inter: qualifier » informal
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Jungfrau|f
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|בתולה|f|tr=betulah|sc=Hebr
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szűz

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|maighdean|f
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chʼikę́ę́h
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|dziewica|f
  • Inter: ttbc » Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|donzela|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|девственница|f|tr=dévstvennica|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: maighdeann {{f}}, òigh {{f}}, Inter: t- » gd|ainnir|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|jungfru|c, Inter: t+ » sv|oskuld|c
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|בתולה|f|tr=bsule|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (cricket) a maiden over
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: djeva {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: djeva {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: senioretta
    • Inter: ttbc » it: signorina {{f}}, vergine {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: senhorita {{f}}, donzela {{f}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » sh:
  • : Cyrillic: дева {{f}}, дјева {{f}}
  • : Roman: deva {{f}}, djeva {{f}}, mladica {{f}}, moma {{f}}, mladojka {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: domnișoară {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sk: deva {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » es: doncella {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » cy: llancesig {{f}}, morwyn {{f}}, merch {{f}}, morwynig {{f}}, rhiain {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-adj » -
  • virgin
    1. (about a female, human or animal) without offspring
    2. like/ fitting a (young, unmarried) maiden
    3. Inter: figurativel » y describing a first occurrence or event
    4. : The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.
    5. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=May 13
    |author=Andrew Benson
    |title=Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado took his maiden victory and Williams's first since 2004 in a strategic battle with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
    1. Inter: cricke » t describing an over in which no runs are scored


      * maidenly


      Inter: trans-see » virgin

    Inter: trans-top » without offspring
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|kinderloos

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » like/ fitting a (young, unmarried) maiden
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » describing a first occurrence or event
    • Finnish: neitsyt-
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|inaugural
    • Portuguese: primeiro {{m}}, primeira {{f}}, inaugural Inter: m » f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: inaugural {{m}}, inaugurală {{f}}
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|jungfru-

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (cricket) describing an over in which no runs are scored
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: prime, inaugural

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * aidmen, Damien, demain, Manide, median, Median, medina, Medina, meidan
    Category: Category:English adjectives ending in -en -
    Category: Category:en:Female -


    Alternative forms

    * maitten


  • Inter: fi-form of » maa|type=noun|case=genitive|pl=plural


    * median, Medina

  • Category: ang:maiden -
    Translation: de » maiden
    Translation: et » maiden
    Translation: es » maiden
    Translation: eo » maiden
    Translation: fr » maiden
    Translation: ko » maiden
    Translation: io » maiden
    Translation: it » maiden
    Translation: kn » maiden
    Translation: ku » maiden
    Translation: li » maiden
    Translation: hu » maiden
    Translation: mg » maiden
    Translation: ml » maiden
    Translation: my » maiden
    Translation: ja » maiden
    Translation: oc » maiden
    Translation: pl » maiden
    Category: simple:maiden -
    Translation: fi » maiden
    Translation: sv » maiden
    Translation: ta » maiden
    Translation: te » maiden
    Translation: vi » maiden
    Translation: zh » maiden

    mäiden at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Mäiden

    Saterland Frisian


    Inter: head » stq|adverb
  • tomorrow

  • Translation: fy » mäiden

    Maiden at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » maiden



    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: context » Wicca One of the triune goddesses of the Lady in Wicca alongside the Crone and Mother representing a girl or a young woman
    1. 2002, A.J. Drew, Wicca for Couples: Making Magick Together, page 90
    2. : ...different stages of life as represented by our Lady as Maiden, Mother, and Crone, as well as our Lord as Master, Father, and Sage.
    3. 2004, Aurora Greenbough, Cathy Jewell, The Complete Idiots Guide to Spells and Spellcraft'', page 9
    4. : The Lady is often thought of as having three aspects: Maiden, Mother, and Crone.


      * Master


      * aidmen, Damien, demain, Manide, median, Median, medina, Medina, meidan

    Category: Category:en:Wicca -



    Maiden {{f}}
  • Inter: plural of » Maid|lang=de

  • Category: ang:Maiden -
    Translation: de » Maiden
    Translation: ru » Maiden

    Mäiden at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » mäiden

    Saterland Frisian


    Inter: head » stq|noun
  • morning

  • Translation: fy » Mäiden