damsel, demoiselle, damoiselle, damosel, damozel(noun)
a young unmarried woman
A young woman .
A girl; a maiden .
a young person, either male or female, of noble or gentle extraction; as, Damsel Pepin; Damsel Richard, Prince of Wales
a young unmarried woman; a girl; a maiden
an attachment to a millstone spindle for shaking the hopper
Origin: [OE. damosel, damesel, damisel, damsel, fr. OF. damoisele, damisele, gentlewoman, F. demoiselle young lady; cf. OF. damoisel young nobleman, F. damoiseau; fr. LL. domicella, dominicella, fem., domicellus, dominicellus, masc., dim. fr. L. domina, dominus. See Dame, and cf. Demoiselle, Doncella.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dam′zel, n. a young unmarried woman: a girl. [O. Fr. damoisele (Fr. demoiselle), a page—Low L. domicellus, dim. of L. dominus, a lord.]
The numerical value of damsel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of damsel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was particularly keen to make sure Tiger Lily wasn't a damsel in distress, tiger Lily is the bad-ass warrior who is far more pro-active physically in defeating (evil pirate) Blackbeard than any of the boys. She has all the action sequences.
When you play a character, you put parts of you in it. But I am a very different person off-screen. I am not so boisterous and not so tomboyish, in fact my friends bully me and I am like a damsel in distress. When you do a TV show, you become the character as you end up spending 14-15 hours on the sets.
Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.
The fairytales in the past were predominately the damsel in distress and the female would be rescued by the male or the prince. This time it's the other way around, i think about my daughter and I would love for her to see a film like this, where woman are empowered and in charge of their own destiny and they can lead armies and are warriors and can take over kingdoms and so on. It was exciting.
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- plac'h, merc'hBreton
- geneth, rhiain, merchWelsh
- Mädchen, JungfrauGerman
- doncella, muchachaSpanish
- neito, impi, immyt, neitsytFinnish
- jeune fille, demoiselle, jeune femmeFrench
- ainnir, maighdean, cailínIrish
- maighdeann, nighean, rìbhinn, ainnirScottish Gaelic
- fecioară, feciorRomanian
- мадемуазе́ль, де́вушка, деви́ца, ба́рышня, де́вочка, де́вственница, да́мочкаRussian
- ungmö, flickaSwedish
- அந்தப் பெண்Tamil
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