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  1. spinsterhoodnoun

    the state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman)


  1. spinsterhoodnoun

    The condition of being a spinster.

  2. spinsterhoodnoun

    The time during which one is a spinster.

  3. Etymology: From English spin, in reference to the spinning wheels unmarried girls would operate, called spinsters + -hood


  1. spinsterhood

    Spinster is a term referring to an unmarried woman who is older than what is perceived as the prime age range during which women usually marry. It can also indicate that a woman is considered unlikely to ever marry. The term originally denoted a woman whose occupation was to spin. A synonymous term is old maid. The closest equivalent term for males is "bachelor" or "confirmed bachelor", but this generally does not carry the same connotations in reference to age and perceived desirability in marriage.


  1. Spinsterhood

    The Spinsterhood is a fictional order of extraterrestrial female warriors appearing in comic books published by American publisher, Marvel Comics. The group was first introduced in Silver Surfer Vol. 3, #80.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. spinsterhood

    An achievement, not a disgrace.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinsterhood in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinsterhood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. incumbent
    • B. ectomorphic
    • C. adscripted
    • D. aculeate

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