What does maiden mean?

Definitions for maiden
ˈmeɪd nmaid·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maid, maiden(noun)

    an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)

  2. maiden over, maiden(adj)

    (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored

  3. inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden(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"

Wiktionary

  1. maiden(Noun)

    A girl or an unmarried young woman.

  2. maiden(Noun)

    A female virgin.

    She's unmarried and still a maiden.

  3. maiden(Noun)

    A man with no experience of sex, especially because of deliberate abstention.

  4. maiden(Noun)

    A maidservant.

  5. maiden(Noun)

    An unmarried woman, especially an older woman.

  6. maiden(Noun)

    A race horse without any victory ('virgin record').

  7. maiden(Noun)

    A Scottish counterpart of the guillotine.

  8. maiden(Noun)

    A maiden over.

  9. maiden(Adjective)

    virgin

  10. maiden(Adjective)

    (about a female, human or animal) without offspring

  11. maiden(Adjective)

    like/ fitting a (young, unmarried) maiden

  12. maiden(Adjective)

    describing a first occurrence or event

    The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.

  13. maiden(Adjective)

    describing an over in which no runs are scored

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maiden(noun)

    an unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

  2. Maiden(noun)

    a female servant

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

  3. Maiden(noun)

    an instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

  4. Maiden(noun)

    a machine for washing linen

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

  5. Maiden(adj)

    of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

  6. Maiden(adj)

    never having been married; not having had sexual intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

  7. Maiden(adj)

    fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

  8. Maiden(adj)

    used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

  9. Maiden(verb)

    to act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite object

    Etymology: [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. maegden, dim. of AS. maeg, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, mdchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. mgr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]

Freebase

  1. Maiden

    Maiden is a town in Catawba and Lincoln counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Maiden is known as "The Biggest Little Football Town in the World". The population was 3,327 at the 2010 census. Maiden is also known for being home to Apple's "Cloud" Data Center, covering 500,000 square feet, that stores information that can be sent/received through iCloud. In May 2012, Apple announced it would generate 60 percent of the Maiden facility’s power itself, through a large deployment of fuel cells at the site and a 100-acre solar farm, with an additional 150-acre site, two miles away. The Catawba County portion of Maiden is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Lincoln County portion is part of the Lincolnton Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maiden

    mād′n, n. a maid: in Scotland, a machine like the guillotine, formerly used for beheading criminals.—adj. pertaining to a virgin or young woman: consisting of maidens: (fig.) unpolluted: fresh: new: unused: first: that has never been captured, said of a fortress.—ns. Maid′enhair, a name given to a fern from the fine hair-like stalks of its fronds; Maid′enhood, Maid′enhead, the state of being a maid: virginity: purity: freshness; Maid′enliness.—adjs. Maid′enly, maiden-like: becoming a maiden: gentle: modest; Maid′en-meek (Tenn.), meek as a maiden; Maid′en-tongued, gentle in voice like a girl; Maid′en-wid′owed, widowed while still a virgin.—n. Maid′hood (Shak.).—Maiden assize, an assize at which there are no criminal cases; Maiden battle, a first contest; Maiden fortress, a fortress that has never been captured; Maiden name, the family name of a married woman before her marriage; Maiden over, in cricket, an over in which no runs are made; Maiden speech, the first public speech made by a person, esp. in Parliament; Maiden stakes, in horse-racing, the money contended for in a race between horses that have never run before.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. maiden

    A fortress which has never been taken.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. maiden

    An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals. Also, a fortress which has never been taken.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Maiden

    An ancient instrument of capital punishment made in the form of a woman, the front of which opened like a door, and, the victim being imprisoned, sharp steel spikes pierced his body on every side. This name was also given to an early species of guillotine in Scotland. To be executed by its means was to “Kiss the Maiden,” because she clasped him in a death embrace.

Anagrams for maiden »

  1. aidmen, Damien, demain, Manide, median, Median, medina, Medina, meidan

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maiden in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maiden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of maiden in a Sentence

  1. George R.R. Martin:

    ...How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?” “In my own bed, with a belly full of wine and a maiden's mouth around my cock, at the age of eighty,” he replied.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.

  3. Tom Carter:

    Maiden China

  4. Samuel Johnson, Rasselas:

    Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed; they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.

  5. Lili Dehn:

    Cameo like profile . . . a lovely rose maiden and as pure as flower

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