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maiden

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noun maid·en \ˈmā-dən\

Definition of maiden

  1. 1 :  an unmarried girl or woman :  maid

  2. 2 :  a former Scottish beheading device resembling the guillotine (see guillotine 1)

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

Examples of maiden in a Sentence

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

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

Origin and Etymology of maiden

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


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maiden

adjective maid·en

Definition of maiden

  1. 1a (1) :  not married a maiden aunt (2) :  virginb 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 in a Sentence

  1. the maiden issue of a new magazine

  2. a politician giving his maiden speech in the Senate

Origin and Etymology of maiden

see 1maiden


MAIDEN Defined for English Language Learners

maiden

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noun

Definition of maiden for English Language Learners

  • : a young girl or woman who is not married

maiden

adjective

Definition of maiden for English Language Learners

  • of a woman : not married

  • : coming before all others : first or earliest


MAIDEN Defined for Kids

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maiden

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noun maid·en \ˈmā-dən\

Definition of maiden for Students

  1. :  an unmarried girl or woman


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maiden

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adjective maid·en

Definition of maiden for Students

  1. 1 :  unmarried

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



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