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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

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

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've banged my head quite a bit. I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC. And of course, Ratt and Poison.
Cameron Diaz

I have always loved a hard-faced girl. I get that Alison Goldfrapp isn't easy, and I like her belligerence. She's deeply sexy and controlled, like a Strict Machine, and it seems to wind the b'jesus out of the women I know. On the outside, I watch and smile and will her on like a twisted silent maiden aunt in the dark corner.
Alison Moyet
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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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