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maiden

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noun maid·en \ˈmā-dən\

Simple Definition of maiden

  • : a young girl or woman who is not married

Full Definition of maiden

  1. 1 :  an unmarried girl or woman :  maid

  2. 2 :  a former Scottish beheading device resembling the guillotine

  3. 3 :  a horse that has never won a race

Examples of maiden

  1. a story about a courageous knight who rescues a fair maiden

  2. <a story about a beautiful maiden and her mysterious father>



Origin of maiden

Middle English, from Old English mægden, mǣden, diminutive of mægeth; akin to Old High German magad maiden, Old Irish mug serf


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with maiden


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maiden

adjective maid·en

Simple Definition of maiden

  • of a woman : not married

  • : coming before all others : first or earliest

Full Definition of maiden

  1. 1 a (1) :  not married <a maiden aunt> (2) :  virgin b of a female animal (1) :  never yet mated (2) :  never having borne young

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or befitting a maiden

  3. 3 :  first, earliest <a ship's maiden voyage> <the maiden flight of a spacecraft>

Examples of maiden

  1. the maiden issue of a new magazine

  2. a politician giving his maiden speech in the Senate



14th Century

First Known Use of maiden

14th century


MAIDEN Defined for Kids

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maiden

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noun maid·en \ˈmā-dən\

Definition of maiden

  1. :  an unmarried girl or woman




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maiden

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adjective maid·en

Definition of maiden

  1. 1 :  unmarried

  2. 2 :  1first <This is our maiden voyage to Europe.>





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