maiden

  • 1Maiden — Maid en, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence. Amid the maiden throng. Addison. [1913 Webster] Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Never… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2maiden — maid‧en [ˈmeɪdn] adjective [only before a noun] used to describe something that is being done for the first time: • The group could pay a maiden dividend this year. * * * maiden UK US /ˈmeɪdən/ adjective [before noun] ► TRANSPORT, FINANCE being… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3maiden — [mād′ n] n. [ME < OE mægden, dim. < base of mægeth, maid, virgin, akin to Goth magaths, OHG magad < IE base * maghu , youngster, unmarried > OIr macc, son, MAC ] 1. Now Rare a) a girl or young unmarried woman b) a virgin 2. a race… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4Maiden — Maid en, v. t. To act coyly like a maiden; with it as an indefinite object. [1913 Webster] For had I maiden d it, as many use. Loath for to grant, but loather to refuse. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] {Maiden grass}, the smaller quaking grass. {Maiden… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5Maiden — Maid en (m[=a]d n), n. [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. m[ae]gden, dim. of AS. m[ae]g[eth], fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, m[ a]dchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. m[ o]gr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Maiden — Maiden, NC U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 3282 Housing Units (2000): 1258 Land area (2000): 4.733543 sq. miles (12.259819 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.036615 sq. miles (0.094832 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.770158 sq. miles… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 7Maiden, NC — U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 3282 Housing Units (2000): 1258 Land area (2000): 4.733543 sq. miles (12.259819 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.036615 sq. miles (0.094832 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.770158 sq. miles (12.354651 sq.… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 8maiden — ► NOUN 1) archaic or literary a girl or young woman. 2) archaic or literary a virgin. 3) (also maiden over) Cricket an over in which no runs are scored. ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of an older woman) unmarried. 2) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9Maiden — (engl., spr. mēden, »Jungfer«), in der Turfsprache ein Pferd, das noch kein öffentliches Rennen gewonnen hat. Ein Pferd, das eine Match (s. d.) gewonnen hat, bleibt M. Maidenerlaubnis, das Mindergewicht, das ein M. andern Pferden gegenüber im… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10Maiden — (engl., spr. mehd n, »Jungfer«), ein Pferd, das kein öffentliches Rennen gewonnen hat …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11maiden — index incipient, initial, original (initial) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 12maiden — adj 1 *unmarried, single, celibate, virgin Analogous words: *youthful, virginal, juvenile 2 *youthful, juvenile, virgin, virginal, puerile, boyish Antonyms: experienced …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13maiden — [adj] earliest beginning, first, fresh, inaugural, initial, initiatory, intact, introductory, new, original, pioneer, primary, prime, unbroached, untapped, untried, unused; concepts 548,585 Ant. concluding, final, latest …

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  • 14Maiden — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En anglais maiden ou maidens peut signifier : Une femme vierge Maiden name, le nom de jeune fille Diverses expressions où maiden implique au sens… …

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  • 15Maiden — Den Namen Maiden (engl. für Jungfrau) tragen unter anderem: Willie Maiden, ein US amerikanischer Saxophonist Joseph Maiden, ein Botaniker aus Australien Maiden ist außerdem die Kurzform für die Metalband Iron Maiden Orte in den Vereinigten… …

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  • 16maiden — {{11}}maiden (adj.) virgin, unmarried, c.1300, from MAIDEN (Cf. maiden) (n.). The figurative sense of new fresh, first (Cf. maiden voyage) is first recorded 1550s. Maiden name is from 1680s. {{12}}maiden (n.) O.E. mægden, mæden maiden, virgin,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17maiden — /ˈmeɪdn / (say maydn) noun 1. a maid; girl; young unmarried woman; virgin. 2. a maiden speech. 3. Cricket a maiden over. 4. → maiden horse. 5. → maiden handicap. –adjective 6. of, relating to, or befitting a girl or unmarried woman. 7. unmarried …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 18maiden — n. 1 a archaic or poet. a girl; a young unmarried woman. b (attrib.) unmarried (maiden aunt). 2 Cricket = maiden over. 3 (attrib.) (of a female animal) unmated. 4 (often attrib.) a a horse that has never won a race. b a race open only to such… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19maiden — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mægden, mǣden, diminutive of mægeth; akin to Old High German magad maiden, Old Irish mug serf Date: before 12th century 1. an unmarried girl or woman ; maid 2. a former Scottish beheading device …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20maiden — maidenish, adj. maidenship, n. /mayd n/, n. 1. a girl or young unmarried woman; maid. 2. a horse that has never won a race. 3. a race open only to maiden horses. 4. an instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading… …

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