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Definition of Maiden


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

Maiden Quotations

Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
John Henrik Clarke

King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France.
Joan of Arc

I was a huge 'Pyromania' fan. You would never expect it, but I was in love with Iron Maiden; I was such a huge fan. I went to a lot of rock stuff like Van Halen, too.

It may be that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,' but I should be loath to see a rose on a maiden's breast substituted by a flower, however beautiful and fragrant it might be, that is went by the name of the skunk lily.
Alexander Henry

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
T. S. Eliot
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Maiden Translations

maiden in French is virginal
maiden in Italian is vergine
maiden in Latin is virgo
maiden in Spanish is doncella
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