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maiden - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'maiden' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Maiden [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence.
- Never having been married; not having had sexual intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt.
- Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
- Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated.
2 . Maiden [ n.]
- An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid.
- A female servant.
- An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.
- A machine for washing linen.
3 . Maiden [ v. t.]
- To act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite object.

Meaning of 'maiden' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . maiden [ s]
Meaning (1):
- serving to set in motion
Example in sentence:
  • an initiatory step toward a treaty;
  • his first (or maiden) speech in Congress;
  • the initiative phase in the negotiations;
  • the liner's maiden voyage;
  • the magazine's inaugural issue