Maiden

Adjective

  • Of a fortress, never having been captured or violated.
  • Like or befitting a (young, unmarried) maiden.
  • Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
  • (of a female, human or animal) Without offspring.
  • (cricket) Being an over in which no runs are scored.
  • Virgin.
  • (figuratively) Being a first occurrence or event.

    "The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.After Edmund Burke's maiden speech, William Pitt the Elder said Burke had "spoken in such a manner as to stop the mouths of all Europe" and that the Commons should congratulate itself on acquiring such a member."

Noun

  • (now chiefly literary) A girl or an unmarried young woman.
  • A maidservant.
  • (historical) A Scottish counterpart of the guillotine.
  • (Wicca) Alternative form of Maiden
  • (obsolete, dialectal) A man with no experience of sex, especially because of deliberate abstention.
  • A racehorse without any victory ('virgin record').
  • (obsolete) A machine for washing linen.
  • A female virgin.

    "She's unmarried and still a maiden."

  • (now rare) An unmarried woman, especially an older woman.
  • (cricket) A maiden over.

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